Partnering with Apple CarPlay, Audi will offer seamless integration for iPhone users

Audi is continuing to show its commitment to integrating technologies with mobile devices, without creating driver distractions by teaming up with Apple engineers. Starting in early 2016 Audi will begin to offer Apple CarPlay on its all-new models. Apple CarPlay allows drivers a smarter, safer, and more exciting way to utilize their iPhone in the car.

Integration without Distractions

audi-santa-barbara-media-rszNo extra equipment, CarPlay will be seamlessly integrated to utilize Audi’s built-in controls, like the innovative Audi MMI touch system, dial controls, and voice controls for Siri activation. This integration provides a multitude of ways that drivers can access their iPhone to make important calls, listen to music, respond to messages, all while minimizing distractions that take drivers eyes off the road. Drivers will be able to connect their iPhones and use their apps through the car’s controls or easily switch from CarPlay to existing Audi infotainment functions.

“We know that our customers have high expectations when it comes to using their mobile devices in their vehicle,” says Duane Sanders, General Managers of Santa Barbara Auto Group. “Engineers are working closely on both sides of the table to ensure that CarPlay is able to take advantage of all the great interfaces of the Audi MMI system.

Five years ago customers were not utilizing their mobile devices like they are today. Audi is looking to the future to ensure that as technology continue to grow Audi is able to seamlessly offer a luxurious ride without additional driver distractions.

About Audi Santa Barbara

Audi Santa Barbara is located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave.  The team at Audi Santa Barbara is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience.  The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs.  Audi Santa Barbara offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Audi vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

Audi Santa Barbara is a proud member of the Santa Barbara Auto Group and is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California.  To learn more about any of the popular Audi models including the Audi A4, A6, or S6, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Audi Santa Barbara

402 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 563-4215