Apple CarPlay will also control vehicle apps

Apple CarPlay, which replicates the company's iPhone OS onto a model's infotainment system, is getting even broader features in a future update. Automakers can now create their own apps to work within CarPlay and grant users access to things like monitoring fuel economy or locating the vehicle, according to Engadget. There's also greater support for a wireless connection between a person's phone and CarPlay. The tech giant announced the improvements during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference keynote along with other innovations, like iOS 9.

The support automakers are putting into the Apple Watch might provide an early indication of what to expect from CarPlay's greater functionality. Hyundai, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Volkswagen are already taking advantage of the little gadget to bring info right to driver's wrist.

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