Apple is all set to bring new functionality to its CarPlay system that will allow users to control key features of their cars through the application interface. Many new functionalities will be integrated into the latest version of CarPlay though the new interface will make its entry into the vehicles only in 2023. One of the distinguishing aspects of the new user interface will be its ability to allow users to control the main functions of the car such as climate control, navigation, and readings of the speedometer and fuel gauge on the main screens.
The upgraded version will also display the information in a more interactive and thematic manner and it will akin to the theme of the iPad. The new interface will also be able to replicate most of the car functions on the instrument cluster which will certainly enhance the driving comfort while adding to the safety aspect of the car.
Just like Volvo has integrated the Google services in its infotainment systems where users can access the Google services even without connecting to android phones, Apple is working along the same lines and aims to offer a constellation of services to car users. The deeper level of integration of the new interface will help users to take control of a host of services and features through CarPlay.
It is important to note that Apple’s fiercest rival Google has announced a host of improvements in its Android Auto interface, making it more user-friendly and flexible in its approach and functionality. The redesign of the CarPlay format will be supported by a range of manufacturers including Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Land Rover, Audi, Nissan, Renault, Volvo, Ford, Honda, Acura and Lincoln among others. Apple is also reportedly working on launching its own car by 2024, as per the various media reports over the years.