Connected cars have raised the bar for in-car connected technologies and software giants like Apple and Google are heating up the competition. Google had announced an update for the Android Auto about a month back and now Apple has announced the biggest update for CarPlay smartphone connectivity ever since its inception. The new update on the Apple CarPlay is primarily aimed to make the interface a lot more engaging along with providing third-party apps.
(With the update, Apple CarPlay will now have a Do Not Disturb mode as well)
The biggest of updates on Apple CarPlay is the all-new dashboard which shows multiple apps in a single view including maps and music. The Music app is new and easy to operate. It also makes scrolling through music and finding songs easy. The update will also enable Apple maps to show on the screen along with different applications and it will show the intersections in more detail. The voice assistant system or ‘SIRI’ now take only part of the screen making a better view for other applications or maps.
The background of the interface will dark, just like Google has announced for Android Auto. However, the biggest takeaway is that post the update apps open on the IPhone won’t affect the touchscreen interface and passengers will be able to continue with their work. It will also feature a ‘Do Not Disturb’ (DND) mode which will mute all the notifications while driving. Moreover, the new interface will automatically adjust to different screen sizes, irrespective of the shape of the screen.
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