Mack Trucks Adds Apple CarPlay, Updated Seats to Improve Driver Comfort, Productivity
GREENSBORO, NC (Nov. 2, 2020) – Mack Trucks is improving driver comfort and productivity with the introduction of Apple CarPlay for Mack® infotainment and updated Mack Premium Comfort 2.0 seats in Mack Anthem®, Pinnacle™ and Granite® models. Both new features are now available for order.
“Drivers are the single-most important part of any trucking operation, and any features that boost comfort and productivity are key to recruiting and retaining them,” said Stu Russoli, Mack highway product manager. “With Apple CarPlay and our new seats, we’re helping customers put the best trucks out there to attract the best drivers.”
Apple CarPlay provides drivers a safer, yet easier way to use their Apple iPhone and its capabilities while driving. Once connected, CarPlay displays key functions like navigation, phone controls and music on the Mack infotainment system. Customers whose trucks are spec’d with the infotainment system can upgrade to CarPlay with a simple software update at their dealership.
Mack’s Premium Comfort 2.0 seats include revisions designed to maximize driver comfort. Featuring resculpted and recontoured seatbacks, Premium Comfort 2.0 seats provide additional back and shoulder support, while still maintaining all the current seat features, including air lumbar adjustments and available heat. Additionally, the seat armrest can now be fine-tuned via a tuning wheel under the front of the armrest to quickly and easily adjust the armrest to the appropriate position.
Apple CarPlay is available on all Mack Anthem, Pinnacle and Granite models equipped with the Mack infotainment system, while Mack Premium Comfort 2.0 seats are standard on all Mack Anthem, Pinnacle and Granite models for all trim levels in both the driver and passenger seat positions. For more information, please visit your local Mack Trucks dealer or www.macktrucks.com.
CAPTION: Mack Trucks is improving driver comfort and productivity with the introduction of Apple CarPlay for Mack® infotainment (left) and updated Mack Premium Comfort 2.0 seats in Mack Anthem®, Pinnacle™ and Granite® models (right).
Dedicated to durability, reliability and meeting the needs of customers, Mack Trucks has provided purpose-built transportation solutions for more than a century. Today, Mack is one of North America’s largest producers of heavy-duty trucks, and Mack® trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack trucks, diesel engines and transmissions sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems and OHSAS 18001 standard for health and safety management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation's roadways. Mack Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs almost 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2018, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about $43 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com.