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Apple on Monday announced that leading auto manufacturers are rolling out CarPlay, the smarter, safer way to use iPhone in the car. CarPlay gives iPhone users an intuitive way to make calls, use Apple’s maps and navigation, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch.

Users can easily control CarPlay from the car’s native interface or just push-and-hold the voice control button on the steering wheel to activate Siri without distraction. Once iPhone is connected to a vehicle with CarPlay integration, Siri helps to easily access 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.

CarPlay makes driving directions more intuitive by working with Maps to anticipate destinations based on recent trips via contacts, emails or texts, and provides routing instructions, traffic conditions and ETA. You can also simply ask Siri and receive spoken turn-by-turn directions, along with Maps, which will appear on your car’s built-in display.

CarPlay gives drivers access to all of their music, podcasts, audiobooks and iTunes Radio with easy navigation through listening choices from the car’s built-in controls or simply by asking Siri to pull up what you’d like to hear. CarPlay also supports select third-party audio apps including Spotify and iHeartRadio, so you can listen to your favorite radio services or sports broadcast apps while driving.

“CarPlay has been designed from the ground up to provide drivers with an incredible experience using their iPhone in the car,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone and iOS product marketing. “iPhone users always want their content at their fingertips and CarPlay lets drivers use their iPhone in the car with minimized distraction. We have an amazing lineup of auto partners rolling out CarPlay, and we’re thrilled it will make its debut this week in Geneva.”

Vehicles from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo will premiere CarPlay to their drivers this week, while additional auto manufacturers bringing CarPlay to their drivers down the road include BMW Group, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai Motor Company, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia Motors, Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan Motor Company, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota Motor Corp.

Apple CarPlay is available as an update to iOS 7 and works with Lightning-enabled iPhones, including iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5. CarPlay will be available in select cars shipping in 2014.

Tags: Apple, iOS, iPhone, iPad

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Latest comment: 03/18/14 01:45:38 PM

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With all the latest add on distractions, it won't be safe on the roads anymore, people no longer know how to drive, they steer cars in a general direction while playing with gadgets.
Apple needs to make a driver so those dumb commuters can sit in the back and not be a danger to everyone else that cares about driving.
1 0 [Posted by: caring1  | Date: 03/10/14 04:21:26 AM]
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[fiddles with iDashboard while driving]

"Apple Rolls Out CarPlay: A Smart and Safe.."

[Oncoming Traffic -- HONK!!!]

[Arrgrghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!]

[massive explosion and violent death]

iGod -- Bah.. you touched it wrong... [sigh]
0 0 [Posted by: thudo  | Date: 03/18/14 01:45:38 PM]
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