Apple Carplay Updates with new features, Siri Update Support in iOS 13

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04 June – An Apple’s 2019 annual developer’s conference was held and in that the company announced the biggest update in an:

Apple CarPlay, since it was released.

It has the faux iPhone layout and is being renovated in-car system, that looks dramatically better.

History of CarPlay

It was launched in the year 2014, an Apple standard that enables a car radio or head unit to be a display.

Not only this it acts as a controller for an iOS device. It is available for all iPhone 5 plus models with at least iOS 7.1.

The feature of CarPlay is designed such a way that it has access to Apple Apps including:

  1. Phone
  2. Music
  3. Apple Maps
  4. iMessage
  5. iBooks
  6. Podcasts

And also third-party apps like, Radioplayer, Spotify, Audiobooks.com, Google Play Music, Radio.com, Pocket Casts etc.

Wireless CarPlay

iOS 9 adds support for wireless connectivity. The iPhone exchanges network credentials with a supporting CarPlay receiver over Bluetooth and then establishes a two-way Wifi connection between the devices.

Why CarPlay is getting more popular and why such update become so viral?

CarPlay was out of the picture after its debut in 2014. As the other in-car system has improved far better than what Apple has.

So, this sudden updating decision looks like a large step in the right direction for in-car development system for Apple.

The biggest upgrade in this new version is that the home screen can display a number of things like:

  1. Map
  2. Media Playback
  3. HomeKit – Garage doors or lights

Apple has announced that you can see the update in design and functional overhaul for CarPlay.

Introducing a better interface, multi-tasking capabilities and a smarter integration with Siri.

The major change is the updated CarPlay interface, which has the facility to host more content and show multiple apps in a single view.

Examples like the updated screen or dashboard will show the navigation screen and media playback interface simultaneously side by side.

With the new version of iOS 13, there will be advanced features including,

  1. Displaying information such as album art, music recommendation, etc.
  2. Important data like upcoming events from the calendar with just single voice command.

This all will be happening without unlocking users iPhone.

Hey Siri! This feature has been also updated in this system, it keeps working on the ongoing screen while Siri accepts commands in the background after being called.

Not only this it has the feature of location-based automation. For example, it can trigger the garage shutter or doors to be open automatically as soon as a vehicle is detected near home.

It has also supported “Do not Disturb” while driving mode is on. This will block the notifications while driving to keep distractions away.

Conclusion:

Moreover, CarPlay will come up with the more advanced features and let automakers develop a compatible system which will dynamically adjust the screen size. Helping users to interact with technology more closely and easy to use.

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