Auto Aftermarket CarPlay Radio

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by Macaddict16, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Macaddict16 macrumors 6502

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    I apologize if this is in the wrong forum. Didn't know where to put it since there isn't an official CarPlay section.

    I am in the process of looking for a new car. Looking at the CRV and Ford Escape. Haven't decided if I am getting a car now or in the fall when new models are out. One of the features I would really like is CarPlay. The current Ford will be getting it as an update, and I can't find any info on the current or future CRVs for CarPlay. I like the CRV overall better and would like to get that one. I was wondering if anyone had any experience in installing an aftermarket CarPlay radio in a vehicle and if it is possible to get the built in mic and steering wheel controls to work with the aftermarket radio? I would prefer the built in route, but am considering aftermarket if it isn't available in my final choice.

    Thanks for your help!
    Macaddict16
     
  2. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Yes you can retain factory steering wheel controls. Sometimes you can retain factory mic but generally the aftermarket mics are better.
     
  3. bassjunky macrumors regular

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    I'm ready to see some new aftermarket Carplay stereos with the wireless capability. There is little to no news on that front.
     
  4. Macaddict16 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are the mics easy to install and make look blended in?
     
  5. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Yes it's possible to hide and blend behind panels in most cars.

    It's Apple that's holding back wireless CarPlay. VW was ready at CES 2016 but Apple said no.
     

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