CarPlay Wins Autoblog's Technology of the Year Feature Award

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Online automotive news and information site Autoblog today announced its 2016 Technology of the Year Awards, naming Apple's CarPlay platform as the winner of the Technology of the Year award in the Feature category.

    According to Autoblog, its annual awards are designed to honor the best technology features in a vehicle along with the vehicle that showcases "the most transformative, integrated technologies" in the automotive experience. While CarPlay won the Feature award, the Tesla Model S P90D won the car award.


    Autoblog named CarPlay as its Feature award winner due to the platform's ease of use and the way it improves the lives of the consumers who use it. Winners were selected based on testing by the Autoblog editorial staff and a guest judge from Engadget.
    Introduced in 2014, CarPlay, which brings iOS to in-car infotainment systems and dashboards, is finally becoming a mainstream product as manufacturers have started adding support for the feature into many 2016 vehicles.

    CarPlay will be featured in more than 100 new 2016 and 2017 models from 21 auto manufacturers like Audi, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Volvo, and more. The platform is also readily available in aftermarket systems from companies like Pioneer, Kenwood, JBL, and Alpine.

    Article Link: CarPlay Wins Autoblog's Technology of the Year Feature Award
  2. gaximus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2011
    Now put the CarPlay in the Tesla Model S P90D, for the greatest award ever
  3. drunifex macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2008
    I have carplay. Its buggy and unreliable. It locks up intermittently when you plug it in.
    It is flacky if you have the audacity to plug it in at some point in the startup process of the car stereo.
    Intermittently after you plug in the phone to the car the phone loses all sound making ability and you have to reboot the phone to get it back. It only does this when interacting with carplay.
    Sometimes the carplay using siri won't accept voice commands (granted thats rare)
  4. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    Sounds like your radio's software needs an update
  5. mrbrown macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2004
    Ozark, Missouri
    Have you actually used CarPlay? I use it everyday and my radio (AppRadio 4) has the latest firmware update. It is still buggy as hell.
  6. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    I only use Siri eyes free. Works flawlessly
  7. bigmac4u macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2014
    Time to change the car...
  8. mrbrown macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2004
    Ozark, Missouri
    Thank you Steve "You're holding it wrong" Jobs.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 12, 2016 ---
    Siri Eyes Free isn't CarPlay.
  9. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    As an iOS public beta user I've submitted feedback on its wonkiness.

    Luckily I've figured out when it gets wonky for me on a Pioneer AVH-4100NEX. If I plug it in while its booting I don't have a problem. Once the the UI appears I have to wait till it's completely done booting and only then can I plug it in. So I've resorted to getting in the vehicle, starting the it, then plugging my iPhone in. Works like a charm.

    By the way, I love CarPlay.
  10. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    I know that.
  11. Pakaku macrumors 68000


    Aug 29, 2009
    If it's really such a buggy hell of a mess, and still won that award, I'm afraid to see what the competition had...
  12. SteveBlobs macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2013
  13. illegalprelude macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2005
    Los Angeles, California
    Sounds like its your car
  14. anek007 macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2014
    The issue and bugs may be related to pioneer rather than CarPlay. I have CarPlay on my 2016 Honda Civic factory unit and it works great no issues so far.
  15. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    I work in the industry.

    The problem is the Pioneer AppRadio 4 itself.
  16. Knighstalker macrumors regular


    Dec 23, 2009
    In the Web
  17. Iconoclysm macrumors 68020


    May 13, 2010
    Washington, DC
    I tried that once, prepare for a thousand "sure you do" and "oh, look at me" replies from kids who are home for winter break and think they know more about technology than any professional you've ever met. Oh, and they also don't like Apple but post here.
  18. Tycho24 Suspended


    Aug 29, 2014
    Lol, wut?
    That's not even a possibility. It could be software (CarPlay), or hardware (a "rushed to market" head unit).
    The car? Lol. That's like saying if I burnt something cooking... "it's probably not an issue with the stove or timer- it's probably your house!"
    What were you even thinking when you posted that??
    *scratches head*
  19. beanbaguk macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2014
    A "true" brainwashed Apple advocate!

    iPhone no longer works because of a software update? Change your iPhone to the latest model!

    iPad no longer works because of a software update? Change your iPad to the latest model!

    $500 Headphones no longer work because they are considered out of date? Buy a new set of headphones that will only work on your Apple devices!

    CarPlay no longer works? Simple. Go and buy a new car with a version that works.

    I guess Big Blue is no longer Big Brother in today's age....

  20. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    An iPhone stuck in someone's dashboard is innovation?
  21. Xavier macrumors 68020

    Mar 23, 2006
    FCA US LLC, please hurry up and support this. UConnect is absolutely one of the worst systems I have used. I know you have plans to update UConnect, but all I really want is CarPlay.
  22. Kabeyun macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2004
    Eastern USA
    I clicked the Comments link and was rewarded with precisely what I expected: a bunch of people either whining about how buggy CarPlay is (implying that's how it always is for everyone - yet somehow it wins awards and is being adopted by auto maker after auto maker) or trolling about how brainwashed anyone is who suggests otherwise.

    Maybe MR can save everyone time and come up with a thread template that inserts the name of the tech du jour followed by the usual whining and trolling.
  23. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    I've been using CarPlay without any issues on a 2016 VW Golf R, with MIB II (that's the head unit's name) firmware version 0245. No issues at all to report. Phone works beautifully, FaceTime audio sounds fantastic, navigation works great etc. It's 100% on the manufacturers of the head units to make their systems work with CarPlay correctly.
  24. Lost Rider macrumors member

    Lost Rider

    Jul 20, 2011
    Lake Isabella, California Republic
    Carplay in my 2016 GMC Canyon is buggy as hell... generally slow, Pandora freezes all the time, maps only change to night mode occasionally, sometimes during the day, Siri rarely gets my commands right, music stutters. Nothing is consistent. When it works it's great, but unfortunately, at least in experience it's not worthy of Tech of the year award... I would much prefer to be one of the people having a better experience. iPhone 6s, iOS 9.2
    GMC blames Apple, Apple blames GMC.
  25. PrimeMatrix macrumors regular


    Jul 18, 2013
    Sadly, I think about this ALL the time, lol.

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