Scania is introducing Apple CarPlay to the new truck generation’s infotainment system to facilitate iPhone functionality. The brand is among the first in the industry to offer the system in heavy trucks.

“Scania’s infotainment system will work with Apple CarPlay, the smarter, safer way to use an iPhone while on the move,” says Björn Fahlström, the company’s vice-president for product management.

“Apple CarPlay support will be introduced from June, and earlier devices can be updated, provided that they have voice recognition. By introducing this functionality, we aim to offer even more driver comfort and increased safety. For truck drivers everything that makes life on the road easier, simpler and safer is very much appreciated.”

Apple CarPlay functionality will be available for customers who have a Scania Infotainment System with a 7-inch touch screen (AUS4) and the Voice Control Option. Devices from Apple with iOS 7 or higher can be paired via USB cable to the system.

“This is yet another example of how Scania continues to offer new seamless services and functionality in the new truck generation,” says Fahlström. “Apple CarPlay is an industry-leading technology of the kind which we will offer more of in our trucks in the near future.”