Apple Announces CarPlay, Brings iOS to the Car

Apple Announces CarPlay, Brings iOS to the Car

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Apple today announced that leading auto manufacturers are rolling out CarPlay, a smarter, safer and more fun way to use iPhone and iOS in the car.

CarPlay gives iPhone users an intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch. Users can easily control CarPlay from the car’s native interface or just push-and-hold the voice control button on the steering wheel to activate Siri without distraction.

Vehicles from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo will premiere CarPlay to their drivers this week, while additional auto manufacturers bringing CarPlay to their drivers down the road include BMW Group, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai Motor Company, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia Motors, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan Motor Company, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota Motor Corp.

Apple Announces CarPlay, Brings iOS to the Car

“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.”

Siri
Once iPhone is connected to a vehicle with CarPlay integration, Siri helps you easily access your contacts, make calls, return missed calls or listen to voicemails. When incoming messages or notifications arrive, Siri provides an eyes-free experience by responding to requests through voice commands, by reading drivers’ messages and letting them dictate responses or simply make a call.

Maps
CarPlay makes driving directions more intuitive by working with Maps to anticipate destinations based on recent trips via contacts, emails or texts, and provides routing instructions, traffic conditions and ETA. You can also simply ask Siri and receive spoken turn-by-turn directions, along with Maps, which will appear on your car’s built-in display.

Music
CarPlay gives drivers access to all of their music, podcasts, audiobooks and iTunes Radio with easy navigation through listening choices from the car’s built-in controls or simply by asking Siri to pull up what you’d like to hear. CarPlay also supports select third-party audio apps including Spotify and iHeartRadio, so you can listen to your favorite radio services or sports broadcast apps while driving.

Pricing & Availability
Apple CarPlay is available as an update to iOS 7 and works with Lightning-enabled iPhones, including iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5. CarPlay will be available in select cars shipping in 2014.

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Apple Announces CarPlay, Brings iOS to the Car

Apple Announces CarPlay, Brings iOS to the Car

Apple Announces CarPlay, Brings iOS to the Car

Apple Announces CarPlay, Brings iOS to the Car
Meee - March 4, 2014 at 4:02am
Hahahhaha!!! Another way for people to get lost even better with the apple maps in the car!!!! Hahahhaha The apple maps have a procentage of at least 75% sure to get lost with the directions they give you!!!! I am wondering why they are not taking the apple maps out of the ios?!!!
Youuu - March 4, 2014 at 4:23am
You're getting more lost in your mind with confusion, the minute I tried apple maps I was hooked, but there's this http://www.zdnet.com/apple-maps-worldview-is-now-better-than-google-maps-7000023782/ saying how apple is better than googay maps at everything and no it's not because you get more lost, if there is a real percentage it's 0% the reason it's not off because it's improved and how do I know, read that article.
Thoune - March 4, 2014 at 12:58am
Good job Apple!
Your Mother - March 3, 2014 at 8:03pm
there are already car steros with android software on them i have one and its great. This is old news and apple is very slow in getting up to speed with the market.
Your Aunt - March 3, 2014 at 8:07pm
New or not, it's improving the way we used cars, other than that, you're slow with catching up with today's technology, if anyone is slow is microsuck and shamesung, both have speed and features to catch up on except shamesung is always a year late introducing ideas apple brings in which they are copying.
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