Back in June of last year, Apple unveiled the “iOS in the Car” — a program to interface with in-car systems — during the opening keynote of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Last week, Apple announced a name change to “CarPlay”, along with several changes, including compatibility with the iPhone 5S, 5C, and 5.
CarPlay will sport advanced features including Siri: Eyes Free mode, satellite navigation, telephone control, music functionality, and iMessage.
A number of auto manufacturers announced compatibility with Apple’s CarPlay including BMW, Ferrari, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Suzuki, Toyota, Volvo, and more. Apple, for its part, doesn’t want to deploy its system until it’s deemed completely safe for operation while driving.