Apple announces CarPlay

3 March 2014

Volvo recently showed off their new Tablet Crammed Into A Dashboard Thing, and now, Apple have decided to show off their new technology which takes them into the world of motoring.

Basically, Apple are taking iOS into your motor with CarPlay. In short, it is a version of the iOS interface, but simplified so you don't crash your car while using it. It'll have voice-controlled stuff, obviously, and interestingly, there'll be no virtual keyboards.


CarPlay is able to sync up with your calendar and emails, and as a result, will anticipate meetings and give you suggestions for relevant destinations and direct you there. Siri will read your text messages too, while allowing you to dictate a response.

This is all furiously bad news if you're having an affair.

Of course, you'll be able to listen to music through iTunes and Spotify and, as yet, Apple aren't letting many apps through that they don't own. CarPlay is driven entirely from your phone (iPhone 5, 5s, or 5c). If you're getting a Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo, and have an Android phone, this is a bit useless to you.

More on all that, over at Apple.

TOPICS:   Technology   Motoring


  • Alexis
    I don't suppose you'll be able to get a standard double-DIN unit and retro-fit it?
  • thefunboi
    Im surprised its not retro fit, much more money to be made that way, most would probably pay £500 ish for this Id say....

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