Thursday, March 06, 2014

Apple CarPlay

Trusted Reviews reports: [edited]

Apple has partnered with leading auto manufacturers to roll out CarPlay as a 'smarter, safer' way to use your iPhone in the car.

To begin with, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo will premiere CarPlay equipped vehicles at the Geneva International Motor Show, with other manufactures to introduce the service at a later point.

“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 VP of iPhone and iOS Product Marketing. “iPhone users always want their content at their fingertips and CarPlay lets driver use their iPhone in the car with minimised distraction.”

CarPlay uses Siri to give you an “eyes-free” experience when driving using voice commands. You’ll be able to instruct Siri to read out your messages, dictate responses, make calls or listen to voicemails without you having to move your hands from the steering wheel.

The new iOS in the car features will also integrate Apple Maps to anticipate destinations based on your recently made trips, contacts, emails, texts or appointments. CarPlay will use Maps to give you the route, traffic conditions and ETA.

Apple has partnered with other auto manufacturers including BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot Citroen, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota.

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