The new truck generation: Scania is introducing Apple CarPlay
- iPhones integrate with the infotainment system in Scania trucks
- Easy connection, mirrors Apple devices seamlessly
- Allows for voice commands via Siri
- Easy access to apps and other functions such as phone, music, messages and maps
- Everything from the phone to the navigation tool can be used without having to look away from the road
Scania is introducing Apple CarPlay to the new truck generation’s infotainment system, allowing for smart, safe and smooth access to all the functionality of iPhones by mirroring them seamlessly. Scania is among the first in the industry to offer Apple CarPlay in heavy trucks.
“Scania’s infotainment system will work with Apple CarPlay, the smarter, safer way to use your iPhone while on the move,” says Björn Fahlström, Vice President, Product Management, Scania Trucks. “Apple CarPlay support is being introduced in June 2017, and earlier devices can be updated, provided that they have voice recognition. 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.”
Apple CarPlay functionality will be available for customers who have a Scania Infotainment System with a 7” touch screen (AUS4) and the Voice Control Option. Devices from Apple with iOS 7 or higher can be paired via USB cable to the Scania Infotainment System.
“This is yet another example of how Scania continues to offer new seamless services and functionality in the new truck generation,” says Fahlström. “Apple CarPlay is an industry-leading technology of the kind we will offer more of in our trucks in the near future.”
For more information, please contact:
Örjan Åslund, Head of Product Affairs, Scania Trucks, tel. +46 70 289 83 78,
Scania is a part of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications. Scania is also leading provider of industrial and marine engines. Service-related products account for a growing proportion of the company’s operations, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime. Scania also offers financial services. Employing some 44,000 people, the company operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. In 2015, net sales totalled SEK 95 billion and net income amounted to SEK 6.8 billion. Scania press releases are available on www.scania.com