Apple CarPlay is now available in conjunction with the Multimedia Radio Touch radio system in the current models of the Mercedes-Benz Actros, Antos and Arcos. The system allows the driver to safely and conveniently use an iPhone and a variety of apps while on the move.
For maximum compatibility with Android smartphones, the Multimedia Radio Touch can also be used with MirrorLink – a counterpart to Apple CarPlay.
Four menus are available to the driver via Multimedia Radio Touch – radio, media, call or connect. As soon as the driver chooses the connect menu and connects his smartphone via the USB slot, a selection of apps are displayed via CarPlay or MirrorLink.
With Apple CarPlay, the following apps are available to the driver: telephone, music, maps, news, iTunes, podcasts and audio books, as well as other accredited apps. Thanks to the advanced voice function, the driver can control the connect menu via Siri and can, for example, easily and safely make telephone calls while driving.
Thanks to MirrorLink, drivers with Android smartphones can use the Multimedia Radio Touch system as well. As soon as the driver connects a smartphone to MirrorLink via the connect menu, access is made available to all apps.