iOS in the Car becomes CarPlay, launching later this year
In a Press Release Apple officially announced CarPlay, it initially revealed as iOS in the Car at the WWDC last year. According to sources CarPlay allows users to make calls, navigate maps, listen to music and access messages from the dash of compatible cars. Furthermore Siri can be activated by touching a button on the steering wheel.
According to the Press Release CarPlay will be demoed in cars by Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo this week in Geneva with the cars going on sale later in the year. Apple says many manufacturers are onboard, including BMW, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Hanguar, Kia, Nissan, Subaru, Susuki and Toyota.
In the press release, Greg Joswiak describes CarPlay:
“CarPlay has been designed from the ground up to provide drivers with an incredible experience using their iPhone in the car,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone and iOS Product Marketing. “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.”
If you want to learn more about CarPlay Apple has launched a new page on their official site.