Apple just announced the release of CarPlay, which promises to bring an enhanced experience to users of iPhone in their vehicles. In fact, the CarPlay is the iOS in the Car.
The new technology was presented by Apple at the General International Auto Show.
Impressive vehicle models featured the new technology, including Ferrari, Volvo and Mercedes-Benz.
This is what was known until now as the iOS in the Car. Apparently, Apple chose to give a name to its final product, which was now presented to the world.
Apple based its new release on two important characteristics: simplicity and safety.
There are no complex interface elements and the new technology actually is extremely simple to use. The main idea is to offer drivers a simpler, safer and also a more fun way to use their iPhone in the car.
The dashboard presented at the show will allow users to make calls, send messages, listen to music and access destinations with simple touchscreen functions or by spoken word only. The Siri voice-driven artificial intelligence on the iPhone allows users to use voice control.
According to Apple, this technology will reduce distractions for drivers and will make driving a safer experience. Apple managed to introduce the CarPlay to numerous vehicle manufacturers so far and most likely they will include in the future BMW, Ford, General Motors, Hyundai, Honda, Jaguar, Mitsubishi Motors, as well as Nissan, Peugeot, Toyota and Suzuki.
“iPhone users always want their content at their fingertips and CarPlay lets drivers use their iPhone in the car with minimized distraction. We have an amazing lineup of auto partners rolling out CarPlay, and we’re thrilled it will make its debut this week in Geneva,” the vice president of Apple’s iPhone and iOS Product Marketing said.
A very interesting feature of the new technology is that Siri will allow drivers to make calls, return calls, but also find out what a text message says, answering to that message easier. Siri can read the message, provide traffic conditions, destination instructions, as well as access music and audiobooks.
Apple announced that the CarPlay is available as an update to iOS 7. It will debut in car shipping in 2014.