In the information era, it seems like everything is connected. Your computer, tablet, smartphone, even your television connect through the internet. You spend a major portion of time in your car every day. Shouldn’t it be connected, too?

Audi thinks that it should. The German automaker follows the guiding philosophy of “Vorsprung Durch Technik,” or “Progress through Technology.”

This principle has led Audi to breakthrough after breakthrough. Without it, the engineers wouldn’t have developed quattro®, the world’s leading all-wheel drive system. They wouldn’t continually push the envelope for luxury performance. And you wouldn’t find intuitive, smart connectivity in your vehicle with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

How Does Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ Work in My Audi Vehicle?

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ are applications, or apps, that you can download onto your iPhone or Android device, respectively. These apps connect your smartphone to your vehicle, allowing you to access select functions through the Audi MMI® interface.

When the app is in use, your touchscreen will turn into a simplified version of the system on your phone. Hands-free access is also available through Siri or Google voice commands, letting you keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.

If you need to use your MMI® system for something else, like using the rear view camera, switching out of the app is easy.

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ will allow you to:

  • Write texts or make calls, hands-free
  • Use Apple Maps or Google Maps for real-time navigation
  • Play your music, podcasts, or audiobooks
  • Access your contacts list
  • Use select third-party apps like Spotify and iHeartRadio

Which Audi Vehicles are Able to Use Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™?

Many of the 2017 vehicles in our inventory feature smartphone connectivity, including the following:

If you want to be certain that a particular model or trim is equipped with CarPlay™ or Android Auto™, contact us at (888) 480-0268. You can also test drive any of our 2017 Audi vehicles. Visit us in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.