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Next-Generation Apple CarPlay System Shown At WWDC



Apple used its WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) event to showcase the progress it made with the next generation of CarPlay. Initially announced in 2022 the upcoming CarPlay system is finally coming this year, and the company now shows what we can expect from it.

With most modern EVs sporting multiple screens, Apple gives automakers and drivers the tools to tailor the interface to their liking. Apple promises a dashboard that looks and feels exactly how you want it, with the data you need, right where you need it.

Ben Crick, the Apple CarPlay Human Interface Designer, painted a picture of a system that seamlessly adapts to various screen sizes and configurations. Whether you prefer your navigation maps front and centre or tucked away on a passenger display, CarPlay will give you the option.

Apple is urging automakers to co-develop the CarPlay interface, allowing for deeper integration with vehicle systems. This means that in the not-so-distant future, you might be controlling your EV’s climate control, adjusting driving modes, or even fine-tuning driver-assist settings directly through CarPlay, so you don’t need to jump back and forth between it and the core platform. This level of integration could blur the lines between your car’s native systems and Apple’s platform, creating a more cohesive and intuitive user experience.

Some manufacturers, like Porsche and Aston Martin, have already jumped on board, eager to leverage Apple’s technology in their future vehicles. Others, however, remain hesitant, citing concerns about brand identity and control over their systems.

While there’s no official release date yet, seeing how the company is now going into that much detail, we can hope it won’t be much longer now.

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