Apple CarPlay: spread across all displays
The most striking innovation in CarPlay under iOS 16: The “car operating system” can be displayed on all displays in the vehicle – provided the manufacturer grants access via its own software update. So in the future you will not only be able to access apps via a few icons on the screen in the console, but also Apple content on the digital speedometer. This includes information about the song currently being played, the display of a text message or the display of Apple Maps for navigation as an alternative to the navigation system integrated in the car.
CarPlay: Control essential car functions
And that’s not all: In addition, CarPlay will also have access to vehicle functions and data in the next version. According to Apple, it is possible, among other things, to control the air conditioning via CarPlay, check the level of the tank or the battery or call up data on the speed or the kilometers traveled. The integration of various other widgets is also planned.
CarPlay: These cars get it
Apple CarPlay is expected to come in the second half of the year and will be rolled out together with iOS 16. Numerous car brands are already there at the start, including Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and Polestar. According to Apple, more will follow.