Birth of the iCar
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.