- Apple wants to expand the reach of CarPlay and control the car’s climate, radio and the way a person sits
- It is used to send or make calls, maps, music and text messages using iPhone
- Apple could have a wider presence in vehicles and the data could be used to create new apps or features
- CarPlay is available on over 600 models from different automakers
- The tech giant has long been known for the Apple Car. rumored to be working on
- In 2017, CEO Tim Cook confirmed that Apple was working on a car-related project.
Apple wants to use its CarPlay feature used in new cars and trucks and control certain aspects of a car’s dashboard, such as the climate, the radio and the way a person sits.
The nascent initiative inside the tech giant, known as ‘Ironheart’, will require the help of automakers that already use CarPlay, such as BMW, GM and a bevy of other major automakers. , According to bloombergThe one who first reported the news.
‘IronHeart’ will control the car’s controls and settings, including temperature readings inside and out; changing temperature zones, fan and defroster systems; and changing the volume on speakers and cars’ in-vehicle audio systems.
The project may also include how a person’s seat is configured, as well as input into the car’s speedometer, tachometer and fuel gauge.
In gaining access to various systems, Apple may have a wider presence in vehicles and the data may be used by Apple or other companies to create new apps or features.
Apple wants to expand the reach of CarPlay and control the car’s climate, radio and the way a person sits
It is currently used to send or make calls, maps, music, and text messages using a person’s iPhone.
It’s long been speculated that Apple is working on building its own car, but the idea could drive auto-related revenue for the world’s most valuable company, even if it doesn’t build its own car.
CarPlay, which works for drivers who have iPhones, is currently used for many different tasks, including making and receiving phone calls, maps, music and text messages using a person’s voice. is included.
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Launched in 2014, CarPlay – which integrates into the car – allows drivers to have ‘a smarter, safer and more fun way to use the iPhone in the car’.
However, Bloomberg notes that some users have complained about having to switch between CarPlay and existing systems to control the above functions.
Apple can have a wider presence in vehicles and the data can be used to create new apps or features. CarPlay is available on over 600 models from various automakers, including Acura, BMW and Ford.
According to Apple’s website, CarPlay is available on over 600 models from various automakers, including Acura, BMW, Ford and Toyota.
It can also be used in conjunction with aftermarket sound systems from manufacturers such as Kenwood, Alpine and Sony.
It’s not clear at this time whether a larger presence of CarPlay will go down well with the automakers.
Tesla famously hasn’t integrated CarPlay, nor has it integrated Google’s Android Auto.
In December, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he offered to sell Tesla to Apple “during the darkest days of the Model 3 program”, but Apple CEO Tim Cook did not pick up his call.
It’s not clear why Tesla hasn’t integrated CarPlay like other auto makers.
CarPlay also integrates with third-party apps from car makers and other companies as users want to securely use their iPhones in their vehicles.
The expansion of CarPlay will be the latest auto-related initiative from the iPhone giant.
The expansion of CarPlay will be the latest auto-related initiative from the iPhone giant. In 2020, Apple’s iOS 14 gave users the ability to unlock, lock, and start their cars with an iPhone or Apple Watch, a device known as CarKey.
In 2020, Apple’s iOS 14 let users unlock, lock, and start their cars with an iPhone or Apple Watch with a feature called CarKey.
As part of iOS 15, Apple removed support to allow Siri to control some of the features being worked on as part of ‘Ironheart’, including changing radio stations, moving seats and operating climate settings. Are included.
It’s unclear whether the potential expansion to CarPlay is related to Apple’s own in-car efforts.
Last month, Apple was said to be meeting with Toyota executives to discuss building an Apple-branded car, which could be unveiled as early as 2024.
In 2017, CEO Cook confirmed that Apple was working on a car-related project, but the project, known as Titan, has gone through several hurdles in recent years.
Also in September, Doug Field, who was reportedly working on Apple’s car project, left the tech giant to move to Ford, becoming the automaker’s chief advanced technology and embedded systems officer.
Kevin Lynch, who worked on the Apple Watch and health software, is reported to have taken over for the field on the Apple Car project.