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The 208, the first Peugeot with CarPlay

carplay iconBetween Silicon Valley news and France, there are sometimes several years of difference. Regarding CarPlay, it was not until "only" 18 months, between the presentation by Apple in June 2013 and the first official confirmation by Peugeot.

This week, the French manufacturer has just presented its new 208 and the city lion will soon have the solution of Apple on its large touch screen 7 inches.

"Connected to its time, the new Peugeot 208 offers the MirrorScreen function, allowing the user to duplicate the screen of his smartphone compatible Mirrorlink® (1) or Carplay® (2) on the touch screen of the vehicle, in order to enjoy easily from the best of these applications. This solution combines the advantages of preserving the visibility and ergonomics of mobile applications in complete safety while benefiting from the size of the touch screen of the Peugeot 208. Access to applications is managed differently depending on the status of the application. vehicle. When in motion, the driver can use applications useful for driving, navigation for example, or those of infotainment, such as Internet radio. Compatible applications developed to date include iCoyote, Parkopedia, Glympse, Sygic navigation application … "

If Peugeot has just officially confirmed the arrival of CarPlay in its range, it will have to wait a little longer. For CarPlay on the 208, it should be "before the end of 2015"While the car is expected before the summer.

PSA has been very discreet about the details of this implementation For example, no information has circulated for the moment on the price of this option.