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    A major and well-respected name in luxury automobiles is taking Apple for a ride.

    According to published reports Friday, a number of the automaker's 2016 models will feature CarPlay, Apple's connected-car platform that has grown wildly in it market adoption throughout this past year.

    As noted by 247WallStreet, a notice to U.S. dealers obtained by the media confirms the news:

    Apple CarPlay« will be a completely different interface than the customary Mercedes-Benz infotainment. The customer will not be able to use the Mercedes-Benz headunit functions at the same time as CarPlay«. For example, use of the Spotify app cannot be done simultaneously with COMAND Navigation. CarPlay« will also require a compatible iPhone« to be plugged into a specific USB port on the vehicle.
    CarPlay, we're told, is expected to be sold as an optional package (for $350) on CLA, GLA and B-class 2016 models.

    To learn more, check out the full report here.

    Source: 247 Wall Street
    2015-12-11 08:53 PM