Apple CarPlay: Self-driving vehicles from Apple are still years away, although they are not far from current automobiles. Using Apple’s CarPlay technology, you can connect your iPhone to your car’s infotainment system and use it for things like navigation, phone calls, and entertainment. You can even use Siri to control your iPhone from your car.
Moreover, it appears that Apple intends to enhance CarPlay’s functionality in the future. CarPlay may eventually allow you to manage your car’s air conditioning, seats, and audio settings, which is great news for iPhone owners who own a car.
For CarPlay to communicate better with the host vehicle, according to Bloomberg, Apple is working on a slew of improvements. While the present collection of capabilities is impressive, there are still many things that your iPhone is unable to accomplish.
However, those issues can be resolved with improved CarPlay. Depending on the model, you may be able to set your car’s air conditioning to a certain temperature, as well as change the seats without having to get out of your seat. Even the speedometer may be under your control with the help of this device.
Apple needs closer collaboration with automakers for most things to operate as expected. Automobile manufacturers must utilize Apple’s APIs to manage the AC and vehicle seats, for example. Apple offered APIs for vehicle manufacturers many years ago, allowing them to create their own CarPlay controls. CarPlay users have mostly ignored these features, therefore Apple has come up with a new strategy to make CarPlay more useful for iPhone owners who own a car.
According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on a project named “IronHeart” that is still in the early phases of development. Apple has not set a date for when a more advanced version of CarPlay will be available. Getting automakers to agree to something like that would be a major hurdle for Apple, so this might take some time. It’s highly doubtful that automakers would hand up complete control of the dashboard to Apple, but it’s feasible that the two firms might collaborate on a few key elements of CarPlay in the future. As a result, automakers would maintain control over important dashboard features while Apple’s CarPlay would serve as the control panel for the rest.
Regardless, if this works, it’ll be great for iPhone owners. Apple’s own automobile, meanwhile, is expected to be on the road in at least five to six years, according to reports.