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Apple CarPlay (Image: Apple, Porsche) Apple’s new CarPlay interface was originally designed to fend off Android, but now, after the decade-long Project Titan(ic) ended in ignoble failure, it’s Apple’s last hope to conquer the automotive industry. Mark Gurman for Bloomberg News: ‎ Now that Apple has shelved plans for its own car, CarPlay has arguably taken on even more importance: It’s the company’s only hope of seriously cracking the automotive market. When Apple decided to revamp CarPlay, it was worried about Android… [A] few years after both Android Auto and CarPlay hit the market, Google took a major leap by introducing Android Automotive. Though this software doesn’t look radically different than Android Auto, it’s installed in the car itself. That…
It has been nearly two years since Apple first previewed next-generation CarPlay at WWDC 2022, and it has still yet to become available in any vehicles. Below, we recap the latest information about the upcoming software system. Apple's render of next-generation CarPlay from WWDC 2022 Next-generation CarPlay will have deeper integration with a vehicle's instrument cluster, climate controls, FM radio, and more. It will also support multiple displays across the dashboard, and offer a variety of personalization options. Launch Timing Aston Martin and Porsche previewed their customized next-generation CarPlay designs in December. Aston Martin said it would release its first vehicles with next-generation CarPlay support in 2024, including a new model of its high-end DB12 sports car. Porsche did not…
The CarPlay launch in 2014 started a whole new roadtrip for iPhone users accessing functionality from behind the wheel. (via Cult of Mac - Apple news, rumors, reviews and how-tos)
The fourth beta of iOS 17.4 that Apple released today adds a new CarPlay feature, according to the notes that Apple provided to developers. In supported ‌CarPlay‌ vehicles, there's now an Apple Maps option to show information about upcoming maneuvers in the instrument cluster. ‌CarPlay‌ users will be able to swap the display type between the main and instrument cluster by tapping on the map configuration button located in the upper right of the main Maps screen. Apple this year introduced a new next-generation ‌CarPlay‌ experience that will show up in high-end vehicles starting in 2024, but this feature addition is separate from that. It appears this new experience will be available in vehicles that support a dual-screen Apple Maps…
Here's an easy way to enjoy CarPlay or Android Auto even if your car is a little dated. Add an affordable aftermarket CarPlay display. (via Cult of Mac - Apple news, rumors, reviews and how-tos)
Honda recently announced that owners of 2018-2022 Accord models in the U.S. are now eligible for a wireless Apple CarPlay upgrade option for a fee. The update can be completed at any Honda dealership in the U.S. for a suggested price of $112, plus a labor fee, according to the announcement. Eligible customers can book a service appointment on their local Honda dealership's website. Approximately 631,000 Accords with wired-only CarPlay are eligible for the upgrade, said Honda. "Enhancing the ownership experience and market value of Honda vehicles already in use is a key strategy in pursuit of our goal to have zero environmental impact by 2050," said Honda's sustainability vice president Jay Joseph. The upgrade also adds wireless Android Auto.Related…
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