Wednesday 13 January 2016

Apple Will Entertain Online in More Than 100 Car Models

CarPlay might signal the end of traditional in-car radio  
CarPlay made a splash last week, with auto makers like Ford, Chrysler and Volkswagen incorporating the sleek iOS-like infotainment interface  With CarPlay expanding throughout the automotive industry, Apple has finally launched a dedicated website to track which car makes and models now support the standard.

CarPlay lets you plug your iPhone into your car and control entertainment and communication features through the vehicle's central display. It's now available in over 100 models from 21 brands, all of which Apple says either have a model supporting CarPlay available now or on the way this year. Older vehicles can also be retrofitted with audio systems supporting CarPlay.

The software has a lot of room for improvement. The iOS 9.3 update, out today, brought some new features to CarPlay, like the ability to use the "Nearby" function in Apple Maps to search for friends while driving.  (The Verge)