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Apple announces its next generation driving software, CarPlay

Apple announces its next generation driving software, CarPlay
The Siliconreview
07 June, 2022

The new software by Apple connects more deeply into core driving systems.

Apple Inc. has announced that it is planning to integrate its software into the core driving systems of cars. The announcement was made at Apple’s annual developer conference. The tech giant plans to use its iPads to collaborate on business developments and introduce features such as display fuel economy on the dashboards of automobiles. Tim Cook elaborated that the new dashboard would display data from major instruments such as gas mileage, fuel, and speed. Compared to the earlier software, which was limited to a vehicle’s infotainment displays such as music and maps, the new software by Apple connects more deeply into core driving systems.

Premium electric vehicle makers, Polestar, and Volvo cars, are installing the new version of the software. CarPlay will support multiple screens with different layouts and sizes and display information such as weather and navigation. Widgets powered by iPhone will be present across all the screens. Drivers will be able to change the temperature settings and also use other apps such as News, Audiobook, and Podcasts without leaving the CarPlay Interface. Apple also confirmed that this would be done in a way that prioritized privacy. Prominent automobile companies such as Renault SA, Ford, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes Benz, etc., are expected to endorse Apple’s new software.