Apple’s CarPlay will get a important update when iOS 13 drops later this year, which includes an updated visual design and style and new options like enhanced Siri assistance and a “light mode,” the enterprise announced at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. Apple known as it the “most significant update ever” for CarPlay.
The most noticeable distinction about the refresh, at least primarily based on what was shown onstage, is that Apple is providing CarPlay an updated appear. In iOS 13, CarPlay will get a new dashboard that can show a number of apps in a single view, like Maps and Music. Apple is updating the CarPlay calendar app to incorporate much more relevant details, and the Music app to much more prominently function album art, favorites, and new music discovery.
Notifications and Siri recommendations will be streamlined in the updated CarPlay, as well. The visual updates mirror several of the adjustments Google announced for Android Auto final month, which integrated the announcement of a “dark mode.”
CarPlay will achieve a quantity of compatibility and usability improvements in iOS 13, as well. One key update is that opening an app on the connected telephone will not trigger the app to open in CarPlay. Apple says it is generating this transform so that, for instance, “passengers can pick a song on the device while the driver can keep looking at Maps.” Another is that Apple will make it attainable for automakers to let CarPlay to show up on other screens (like digital instrument clusters).
Siri will now perform with third-celebration navigation and music apps, and Apple says it is rolling out complete hands-totally free “Hey Siri” assistance that will use a car’s constructed-in microphone. (An official assistance web page for Siri says “Hey Siri” is not at present compatible with CarPlay, although there are examples of it operating in genuinely buggy and unreliable strategies on specific vehicles.) Apple announced CarPlay will be in a position to automatically adjust to much more screen sizes and resolutions than it at present supports, as well.
The new CarPlay will also incorporate a “Do Not Disturb While Driving” mode that stops notifications, constructing on the function that is at present offered on iPhones. A list of the new options is offered right here.