German carmaker Volkswagen has unveiled its plans to incorporate Apple's CarPlay in next-generation infotainment systems, with the software being included in select models this year.
Besides the CarPlay initiative, Volkswagen will also introduce MirrorLink, the company's in-house solution and Android Auto. VW's second generation modular infotainment platform will be able to run all three systems in late 2015 when it gets released. Volkswagen says it plans to make the technology available in both Europe and the U.S.
When Apple introduced CarPlay last March, Volkswagen was absent from an initial list of supporting car manufacturers that included Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai Motor Company, Jaguar, Land Rover, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota. But now the company is joining the list of auto companies offering support for CarPlay.