• Jun 10, 2013
Apple confirmed that it is working with several automakers to bring the iOS experience into your car at its Worldwide Developers Conference, commonly known as WWDC, on Monday. The product will begin to show up in 2014 model year vehicles from Honda, Mercedes Benz, Nissan, Porsche, Chevy, Infiniti, Kia, Hyundai, Volvo, Jaguar and Acura. Eddy Cue, Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, confirmed speculation from earlier this year that the company was going to make a push to have an in-vehicle presence.

Not much is known about the product yet. It's called, rather lamely, "iOS In The Car " and, according to TechCrunch, "[i]f Apple gets its way, users will be able to coax their iDevices into playing music, displaying maps, and dictating messages out loud, all while pertinent information (naturally tricked out with the sort of light, ethereal style that's now a hallmark of iOS 7) is shown on the car's touchscreen."

The system will rely heavily on Apple's updated Siri voice-recognition software in order to keep driver distraction in check.

More details are sure to follow this confirmation. Consumers have been calling for an Apple iOS interface in their cars for some time now, given its sleek design and ease of use. We're excited to see how it all shakes out.


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