With WWDC this week, Apple is presenting its new software products to developers and the general public. Among them, the star of the week is undoubtedly iOS 16. An essential operating system to take advantage of CarPlay in certain vehicles, thedashboard interface being cast there directly from your mobile.
And precisely, it turns out that the program for drivers also had the right to a major facelift at the Worldwide Developer Conference. With the main novelty being the possibility of adapting to all sizes of slabs and of being duplicated on several if necessary, as you can see in the image above. Unfortunately, we will have to wait for the end of 2023 as soon as possible to find out which cars will be compatible. So you may not be able to test these improvements for two years…
What’s changing this fall
Fortunately, Apple has also announced new features that will indeed be available in the fall in the final version, such as iOS 16. In particular, it will be possible to automate the sending of messages with Siriafter Apple’s proprietary voice assistant has successfully read its content back to you for verification.
With this, additional categories of services compatible with CarPlay will land on the App Store. The publishers concerned are those offering information on the Refueling (electric charging is already included), towing in the event of a breakdown or the toll.
And the Titan project?
These announcements bode only good for theAppleCar, name given by the media to the “Titan project” which would internally designate an autonomous and electric vehicle created by the manufacturer of the iPhone. With such a CarPlay, it would seriously overshadow the competition, which sometimes also relies on Android Auto.
It is also rumored that this work could ultimately bear fruit only through the publication of an operating system for other manufacturers, and not with a four-wheeled product. To get to the bottom of it, patience: it won’t be before the year 2024 or even more according to the Asian newspaper DigiTimes.