Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Apple Introduces CarPlay : Wow!

Apple introduced their latest innovation at the Geneva International Motor Show this week: CarPlay. Described as "the smarter, safer and more fun way to use iPhone® in the car," it will allow iPhone users to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with a word or a touch. Once your iPhone is connected to a vehicle with CarPlay integration, Siri helps you easily access your contacts, make calls, return missed calls or listen to voicemails. When incoming messages or notifications arrive, Siri provides an eyes-free experience by responding to requests through voice commands, by reading drivers' messages and letting them dictate responses or simply make a call. CarPlaySet to premiere in vehicles from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo this week, and will continue with the release in additional auto manufacturers in the coming months. The CarPlay app will be available as an update to iOS 7, and in select cars shipping in 2014.