This is Apple “CarPlay»


CarPlay makes it easier to use the iPhone in the car.

Many manufacturers with CarPlay agreement

The Apple has just announced in a recent press release Monday morning. A number of car manufacturers have nailed agreements with the company about integration in 2014.

“CarPlay gives iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way calling, use maps, listen to music and access your messages with just a word or a touch.

Users can easily control CarPlay from the vehicle’s original interface or with the push and hold the talk button on the steering wheel to activate Siri without distraction. ”

Do you have a Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz or Volvo, will CarPlay to selected models this week, while BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai Motor Company, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia Motors, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan Motor Company, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota Motor Corp. comes with supported models later.

With Siri

Photo: Apple
Photo: Apple

“When an iPhone is connected to a vehicle with CarPlay integration, assistant Siri with easy access to contacts, calls and voicemail. When you receive a message makes Siri it easy for the operator to answer it using voice commands.

Siri reads namely the messages, and then allow it to dictate a response, or calling, “the press release said.

CarPlay is obviously connected to the Apple Maps. This is to provide location information extracted from previous travels, contacts, e-mails or messages. It is also possible to ask Siri for directions. Point-to-point navigation is sent to the car’s built-in panel.


Photo: Apple
Photo: Apple

One can also ask Siri to play radio and music, also third-party services like Spotify, iheartradio, Beats Radio and Stitcher. Apple Podcasts app is also supported.

CarPlay comes as an update to iOS 7 (probably 7.1 which is expected in about one week), and works with all Apple iPhones with Lightning connection.

CarPlay come thus to selected cars in 2014.