finally, iPhone users will be able to get the most out of their iPhone and not being distracted while they are driving and Apple CarPlay is the latest product from the Cupertino folks that will allow you to do so. announced at the Geneva Motor Show, the CarPlay allows for making calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with voice (via Siri, naturally) or by touch. automobile big names including Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo will be premiering CarPlay integration this week at Palexpo, while more automakers (BMW Group, GM, Ford, Honda and more) will follow suit. described as “designed from the ground up to provide drivers with an incredible experience using their iPhone in the car”, CarPlay simply bridges the gap between your iPhone and your car’s infotainment system, and thanks to Siri, you can enjoy that iPhone-in-a-car experience without taking your eyes off the road.
with CarPlay, driving directions become more intuitive; it works with Maps to anticipate destinations based on your recent trips through contacts, emails or texts, and offers routing instructions, traffic conditions and estimated time of arrival. all you have to do is speak to Siri and be treated to spoken turn-by-turn directions, along with Maps on the car’s built-in display. additionally, you will have access to all your music, podcasts (in a car? really?), audiobooks, iTune Radio, plus third-party audio apps such as Spotify and iHeartRadio. controls and navigations are, naturally, through Siri or the car’s built-in controls. Apple CarPlay is available as an update to iOS7 and works with Lightning-equipped iPhones, and to take advantage what CarPlay has to offer, you will need a CarPlay-ready car.