Apple Unveils CarPlay

From your iPhone, to your dashboard: Apple’s CarPlay has the look and feel of an iPhone, now accessible through your car’s dashboard. At the Geneva Auto Show this week, Apple showed off its latest technology, CarPlay: a safer way to use your iPhone while driving.

According to Apple, “CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them right on your car’s built-in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road.” With Siri as your co-pilot, you can text and call hands-free while driving.

Apple apps including Music and Apple Maps are available on the new system as well as third-party apps such as Spotify and Beats Music, and more to come soon. The apps mirror those in iOS but appear larger for easier viewing on the road. The goal of CarPlay is to allow users to use their iPhones (anything newer than the iPhone 5, that is) while driving, but minimize the dangers and distractions that usually go along with phone use behind the wheel.

Car Play

via Apple Insider

Presumably then, the apps available will be limited. I mean, do we really need access to Candy Crush while driving? That’s probably not a good idea. Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo will be the first automobile manufacturers to introduce CarPlay into their vehicles later this year with a whole list of others joining in the near future.

Apple is going to take over every aspect of our lives, basically, but who’s complaining? What do you think of Apple’s latest technology?


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