A safer and smarter way to use your iPhone in the car
Ever had the problem with long drives and you need to use your phone, but you also need to really watch the road as you drive? Ever had the problem of being stuck in heavy traffic, but you really need to activate your phones map or activate the music to make the drive less boring? Since phones are said to inconvenience drivers and takes their focus off the road, Apple has found a new way make it safer. Apple announced its new CarPlay iOS at the Geneva International Motor Show. CarPlay is a vehicle integration feature that allows iPhone to take over the in-dash display of a car. Allowing Siri to have voice controlled access to aspects such as navigation, phone functions, messages, and music.
It gives you better use of your iPhone in the car with the CarPlay right in front of you. the CarPlay may be maneuvered through touch of the touchscreen, or use the knobs, dials or buttons, or to keep your hands on the wheels activate Siri voice control by press and holding the voice control button on the steering wheel.
Maps, using Apple Maps – turn-by-turn directions, traffic conditions, and estimated travel time are now all on your dashboard. CarPlay can also predict where you’re headed from your emails, texts, contacts, and calendars.
Phone, communication in the car is now made easy with CarPlay. With Siri’s help you can make calls, return calls, and listen to voicemails. For messaging, you can tell Siri to send, read and reply to your text messages so you don’t have to do it yourself.
Music, using your car’s built-in controls you can access your artists, songs, playlists and iTunes Radio. Or tell Siri to play what you want to listen to. Additional audio apps you have downloaded in your iPhone is also supported. Some of the supported apps are Podcasts, Beats Radio, iHeartRadio, Spotify, and Stitcher.
CarPlay is compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5, and will be available with manufacturers like Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo by this week. Other manufacturers like BMW< Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota will soon follow.
So get yourself one now! Enjoy and be safe using CarPlay while you drive. Say goodbye to boring long drives or boring traffic!