Yesterday, during the opening keynote speech WWDC22Apple deliberately shows future messages in a vague way car playback From 2023.
This feature started in 2014 and, as the name suggests, is a way to connect iPhone apps (via a lightning cable or wirelessly (if supported) to your car) such as maps and music. So, these apps can be viewed on the panel without picking up the iPhone and in a more harmonious way.
With what we saw yesterday, it is understandable that the idea now is to expand conquered territories. As stated in the presentation, 98% of cars sold in the US support CarPlay. Also, according to Apple, 79% of U.S. consumers only consider buying a car with built-in features.
That said, the company is looking to deepen what CarPlay means, as the solution clearly wins over users.In this way, not only Play — read, play music, display information and display maps — these previews suggest Apple wants to dominate car — that is, also in other areas of software that make cars work.
As we can see in the images shown by Apple, CarPlay will come to all screens of the car. First, it will contain the typical needs of any vehicle, such as speedometer, fuel level, etc. In addition, it adds to this information other information that is less common in cars, such as weather forecast, compass, calendar, etc., which are used more frequently on smartphones.
Apple says users will have a high degree of personalization, similar to the logic of smartphones. You’ll then be able to install the apps you want, add the widgets that make the most sense for everyone, and organize them however you want, just like on the iPhone.
Notably, this is not a new idea. Just last year, there were already rumors that CarPlay could control the air conditioner, seats and radio. That’s exactly the idea presented at WWDC22. Also, Google is developing similar ideas to increase competition.
Since the full functionality of the presented features requires a high level of integration with the car, including its central core, Apple has already announced that it will be expanding the CarPlay brand, and there should already be a lot of work going on behind the scenes. They include Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Jaguar, Land Rover, Audi, Nissan, Volvo and Porsche. The promise is that the new system will be available in vehicle production lines starting in 2023.
This project gives us a “Sneak Peek” For years, we’ve been hearing about Apple’s self-driving car project — the famous “Project Titan” inside Cupertino. Apparently, at least part of the program is ready to reach consumers next year.
It remains to be seen how things will fare in Brazil. There are several cars that work with current CarPlay, and their development is much simpler. Let’s wait and see if Apple makes an effort to have these more advanced features here, and if so, how long it will take to reach consumers, and how many people will be able to enjoy the feature.
Eager to control the air conditioner with CarPlay? 🥶