The third-party infotainment war is raging, and Apple has responded to Google’s recent announcement of improvements to Android Auto. The tech company’s in-car infotainment system will be upgraded to take more screens.
The company today announced improvements at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, which runs through Friday, June 10. Like Android Auto, the new system is being optimized to be more functional and to fit better on more screens, whether in portrait or landscape. Mode.
Furthermore, though, Apple has said that its system will be able to communicate with the car’s internal systems and also occupy the device screens behind the steering wheel, which is becoming increasingly common in the automotive world.
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With these improvements, CarPlay will be able to handle more than just navigation tariffs. Users will be able to control their A / C and radio tuning without having to return the car’s home screen.
The iPhone “will be able to communicate with your car’s real-time system in an on-device, privacy-friendly way,” Apple said in a presentation. This will allow it to show speed, RPM, fuel level, temperature and much more through the instrument screen.
In addition to adapting to different screen sizes, CarPlay will also be customizable. This will allow drivers to choose between standard gauge or more modern information presentation aesthetics.
Apple says it is excited to bring carPlay’s new vision to consumers from around the world as it unveils brand logos for Porsche, Jaguar, Acura, Volvo, Nissan, Ford and more.
The technology company added, however, that this is just a taste of what Carpel expects to be able to bring to market with the next generation and that it will begin announcing its availability in cars by the end of next year.