During the Worldwide Developers Conference WWDC June 2022Apple took a peek at the upcoming CarPlay update, and stated that the new version will offer improved integration with many different car features such as air conditioning and FM radio, support for multiple screens, various customization options, and other added features. According to Apple, car companies such as Acura, Audi, Ford, Honda, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Porsche, Volvo, and others are committed to releasing the first cars equipped with the new version of CarPlay in late 2023. Ahead of its launch, here are five key features They can be expected in the new version of CarPlay.

Meter integration

The updated CarPlay interface will provide connectivity to the car's dashboard instruments, such as the speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, odometer, oil pressure gauge, engine temperature gauge, and other similar features. According to Apple, drivers can choose from a range of different designs, including those specific to the car manufacturer.

Climate control

The new version of CarPlay will introduce a new feature that allows you to control your car's climate settings directly through the CarPlay interface. With this feature, you will be able to make adjustments to the air conditioning or heating system, change the fan speed, and turn other features such as seat heating or steering wheel heating on or off. Thus improving the user experience by eliminating the need to switch between different interfaces to control your vehicle's climate settings.

Multiple monitor support

According to Apple, the upcoming CarPlay update will have the ability to appear on all screens inside the car, ensuring a seamless and unified experience. Catering to different screen shapes and layouts in different car models, CarPlay will be customized accordingly.

Overall, the new version of CarPlay aims to simplify the user experience by unifying the various displays in the car and making it easier to access and control various features on the go.

The widget

The widget will be a major part of the upcoming CarPlay update, providing users with quick access to various information such as trip duration, fuel efficiency, distance traveled, weather updates, incoming phone calls, and even other smart home features, among others. In addition, the driver will have options for how to display widgets on the dashboard and navigate between them.

FM radio application

The new update will come with an updated Radio app that brings a whole new experience, so users can easily manage and customize their car's FM radio, and the redesigned interface of the Radio app will allow users to easily browse through available stations, view the current playing track, and access other radio functions with ease. Overall, the new version of CarPlay will provide drivers with an enhanced radio experience, making their journeys more enjoyable.

What do you think about the features of the updated version of CarPlay? Do you wish there were other features? Tell us in the comments.



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