The all-new 2019 A-Class will be the first Mercedes-Benz vehicle equipped with the MBUX system when it goes sale later this year, according to a spokesman for the parent company of Germany's Daimler automaker. Wireless CarPlay will be extended to other new Mercedes-Benz vehicles in 2019, the spokesman told MacRumors.
The automaker has already announced that the 2019 A-Class will be available in a sedan model in the United States, while a sedan versi will also be sold in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and in other countries. Other regis. The spokesman said that CarPlay wireless will be available in all these markets.
A Mercedes-Benz spokesman in the United States declined the wireless capabilities of MBUX until the middle of the summer. It is still early, so it is possible that the exact deployment of the vehicle and the CarPlay market by the company may change.
Except for announcements from other automakers, Mercedes-Benz will likely become the secd to offer vehicles with wireless CarPlay functiality, after BMW launched the feature starting with its 2017 Series 5 there is a few years. Apple introduced CarPlay Wireless in 2015 algside iOS 9.
Alpine Electrics also offers a secdary market infotainment system with wireless CarPlay for self-installatis in other vehicles.
All other automakers that offer CarPlay are currently using a wired implementati that requires cnecting the iPhe to the system with a Lightning to USB cable. The platform is available in more than 300 vehicle models, and is generally csidered a highly desired feature with high customer satisfacti.