Apple CarPlay announced, integrates iPhone with your car for calls, maps and music

Apple CarPlay

Apple has announced CarPlay, the company’s new in-car entertainment feature. When integrated with iPhone, it lets users to take phone calls, use maps, listen to music and access messages using voice or touch controls. The CarPlay would be demoed by Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo at the Geneva Motor Show later this week. Apple demoed the iOS in the Car feature on iOS last June.


Other manufacturers such as 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 would also bring CarPlay later this year.

Once you connect your iPhone to your car, Siri lets you access your contacts, make calls, return missed calls or listen to voicemails. Siri also lets you respond through voice commands, by reading drivers’ messages and letting them dictate responses or simply make a call.

You can also access Apple Maps from your dashboard for turn‑by‑turn directions, traffic conditions, and estimated travel time. You can also access music and iTunes Radio using your car’s built-in controls. It also supports additional audio apps for podcasts, music, and radio.

Apple CarPlay would be available as an update to iOS 7 and works with Lightning-enabled iPhones, including iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5. It would be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Spain, Switzerland, UK, USA.

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