Apple today officially announced its in-car integration feature named ‘CarPlay’ which allows drivers “a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car”. Expected to launch later this year, Apple today revealed features at the Geneva International Motor Show.
Apple has already 6 initial car manufacturer partners lined up supporting CarPlay namely Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo, whereas 12 more manufacturers including BMW, Ford, Kia, Land Rover, Toyota and more., are lined up as future partners.
CarPlay has made its debut with Ferrari, Mercedes Benz and Volvo. Siri, Apple Maps, rebranded music access and other Apps are all a part of the experience. Spoken turn-by-turn directions, iTunes Radio, music, Siri will be integrated with CarPlay.
Apple further explains :
‘CarPlay gives iPhone users an incredibly 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.’