Apple unveils integrated car service CarPlay


iOS in the Car arrived, albeit with a name change: Apple CarPlay, which will roll out first on cars from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo.

It will work with the iPhone 5, 5S, or 5C. CarPlay mirrors your iPhone's screen in a driver-friendly format, filling your center-console touchscreen with large buttons for key functions like maps, music, text messaging, and phone calls. Alternatively, drivers can press a voice control button on the steering wheel to call up Siri for an eyes-free control experience. Apple's platform has also been designed to work with various manufacturers' physical controls, so you can navigate through the CarPlay interface with knobs, dials, and buttons. In Apple's words, "If it controls your screen, it controls CarPlay."

Apple unveils integrated car service CarPlay Apple software to drive smart Ferrari (CNBC) “iOS in the Car” becomes CarPlay, coming to select dashboards this year (ars technica) With Carplay, IOS Finally Comes To The Car Dashboard (Fast Company)