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Apple CarPlay in Volvo

Apple CarPlay System available in millions of new cars soon!

Apple unveils their new iOS system for vehicles named CarPlay

Video: Volvo and Apple join forces to make Apple’s widely-used operating system available to drivers, bringing together one of the world’s most progressive car companies and the world’s most famous technology company.

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

CarPlay features Siri voice control and is specially designed for driving scenarios. It also works with your car’s controls — knobs, buttons, or touchscreen. And the apps you want to use in the car have been reimagined, so you can use them while your eyes and hands stay where they belong. If your CarPlay-equipped vehicle has a touchscreen, you can use it to control CarPlay.

CarPlay also works with the knobs, dials, or buttons in the car. If it controls your screen, it controls CarPlay. The power and simplicity of Apple Maps come to your dashboard — complete with turn‑by‑turn directions, traffic conditions, and estimated travel time. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars. [More via Apple]

Apple's CarPlay Phone Screen
Apple’s CarPlay Phone Screen
Apple CarPlay Messages Screen
Apple CarPlay Messages Screen
Apple's CarPlay Music Screen
Apple’s CarPlay Music Screen

TechCrunch writes “The CarPlay system was revealed today during the Geneva Motor Show, where partners Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo all announced that they’d begin shipping CarPlay-enabled vehicles to drivers this week. In 2014, that group will expand to include Honda, Hyundai and Jaguar, and beyond that it’ll ship on cars from BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Kia, Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Open, Peugeot-Citroën, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota.

There are still some manufacturers missing from that list, including Fiat’s stateside brand of Chrysler and any car company from VW Group, but really that means Apple will soon have direct access to a platform expansion that could put its products and software front and center in potentially over 15 million new places annually – that’s how many new cars were sold globally last year.” [More via TechCrunch]

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Written by Roadfly Charlie

Charlie is Roadfly’s founder and publisher, and was taught to drive by his father in a 1974 Porsche 914. That made poor Charlie a Porsche fanboy for life, and after driving a 911SC at 16, he bought and campaigned a variety of 944s at racetracks up and down the East Coast, earning awards and track records in his twenties. Charlie never really got over the car bug, and after a career in real estate development he founded the Internet media firm that became Roadfly. Charlie lives in McLean, VA with his wife and two daughters, and between the demands of family and business doesn’t have much time to play with cars anymore, excluding the machinery we review.

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