Birth of the iCar

Australian T3 - - CONTENTS -

Ap­ple’s CarPlay adds iOS to your mo­tor

It’s great to get some slick Ap­ple de­sign into a car’s multimedia setup, but with all man­u­fac­tur­ers run­ning it along­side their own nav­i­ga­tion, mu­sic and phone sys­tems, it’s not yet as clean as it could be. Mercedes’ knob-based UI is poor, while Fer­rari has shunned swipe con­trols al­to­gether. Only Volvo has re­ally made it look and feel like a true Ap­ple touch­screen ex­pe­ri­ence. Of course, this hy­brid ap­proach makes sense for the car gi­ants – they need to sell mo­tors to non-iPhone own­ers, too. Yet only when we start see­ing apps de­vel­oped or mod­ded specif­i­cally for CarPlay will it re­ally go full throt­tle.

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