Commercial vehicles manufacturer Scania today announced that it will be introducing Apple CarPlay in its new truck generation’s infotainment system.
The company said that it is an effort to allow drivers to have a smart, safe and smooth access to all the functionality of iPhones by mirroring them seamlessly while operating the trucks.
Being among the first in the industry to offer Apple CarPlay in heavy trucks, Scania said that the system is set to be introduced officially in June 2017.
It is said that earlier devices can also be updated to be able to use Apple CarPlay, provided that they have voice recognition. By introducing this functionality, the company is confident that its trucks offer more driver comfort and increased safety.
While Scania hasn't specified which models will get the Apple CarPlay functionality, the system will come together with Scania Infotainment System which includes a 7-inch touch screen and Voice Control Option.
Meanwhile, devices from Apple with iOS 7 or higher can also be paired via USB cable to the Scania Infotainment System.
“By introducing this functionality, we will offer even more driver comfort and increased safety. For truck drivers who spend a lot of time behind the wheel, everything that makes life on the road easier, simpler and safer is very much appreciated,” said Björn Fahlström, the vice president of Scania Trucks’ Product Management division.