CarPlay Lets Drivers Access Their iPhone Via Siri
Apple today announced CarPlay, a bridge that will let drivers user their car's infotainment center to access and interact with their iPhone. In order to work, CarPlay must be installed by the car manufacturer and a separate app must be installed on the iPhone. Drivers can use the car-based controls, such as steering wheel buttons, to launch Siri (Apple's voice-activated assistant), which can then access contacts, make calls, and listen to voicemails. Siri will read incoming messages aloud at the user's request, as well as dictate spoken messages for replies. CarPlay ties into Apple Maps, and can access recent trips, or addresses buried within emails or text messages, as well as plan and route turn-by-turn directions. Apple Maps will appear on the car's built-in display. CarPlay also gives drivers access to all their music, audiobooks, iTunes Radio, and podcasts with on-screen navigation or through Siri. According to Apple, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo will be the first to add CarPlay to their vehicles. Other car makers, including BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Subaru, Suzuki, and Toyota, will follow down the road. CarPlay will be enabled in iPhones through a system update.
I hear what you're saying. However, it appears that the manufacturers are NOT turning control over to Apple. What they are doing...
and when it comes to google maps and apple maps thats all on experience ive never h...
For example, develop their infotainment center to work with all phones, via bluetooth because that's one things all phones have from feature phones all the way to high end smartphones. Then add features to work with smartphones via an app that people can download and then release the app on ...
if there' sheep to buy it, why not. haha
This is an integration feature for iPhone users, not a replacement for in-car infotainment
If you want to know why not Android, it's because Google hasn't developed it yet (also because manufacturers are probably lobbying for their own integrated feature set. Looking at you, Samsung.)
If you want to know why so many automakers would focus on implementing this, well, it's not exactly rocket surgery.