So Apple finally revealed “iOS in the Car” aka CarPlay yesterday evening at the on-going Geneva Auto Show, the Cupertino company explained how using an iPhone into a CarPlay-compatible vehicle will make using an iPhone in the car much simpler, safer and more intuitive, so how exactly would it work? Volvo recently shared a video showing off the new Apple in-car infotainment system that will be coming to its 2014 vehicles.
In the video, Volvo shows the integration of CarPlay into its in-car entertainment system. All the mentioned iPhone apps such as Phone, Music, Maps, Messages, Spotify and more will easily be accessible on the dashboard itself, and users can use Siri to perform tasks using only their voice. The new features will be completely integrated with the existing Volvo interface, allowing Volvo customers to easily operate CarPlay with little learning curve.
“iPhone users will feel completely at home in a new Volvo. We have created a wholly-integrated user experience in our large portrait-oriented touch screen that takes the in-car mobile device experience to a new level. That, coupled with the obvious driver safety benefits of an advanced voice control system like Siri, made Apple a perfect match for Volvo.” — Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO of the Volvo Car Group.
Just to refresh you a little, CarPlay will be launched with Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo in the initial stage but should be also coming to other vehicles from other partners including BMW, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota and more.
(Source: Apple Insider)