Scania becomes first company to add CarPlay to semi trucks

Scania, a division of Volkswagen, has announced it will be the first automaker to add CarPlay to a line of semi trucks. Björn Fahlström, Scania’s VP of product management, said the company’s new generation of trucks will include CarPlay starting this June, and earlier devices with the company’s “Infotainment System” that includes a voice control option will also be able to be upgraded. In his comments, Fahlström touted CarPlay’s ability to allow the use of an iPhone and navigation tools without looking away from the road. “For truck drivers, who spend a lot of time behind the wheel, everything that makes life on the road easier, simpler and safer is very much appreciated,” he said.