There has been talk about iOS being integrated to car display primarily for navigation purpose. Finally, someone has posted a video to show us how it looks like. However, as this is not the final version, we are not sure how it will look like once it rolls out (in the near future – means not sure when).
Here is the video that shows the iOS car integration view with the iPhone view based on iOS 7.0.3. BTW, the car integration is actually an emulator running on a Mac.
According to the information on this YouTube video: –
- Supports Multiple Resolutions
- Supports touchscreens (presumably single-touch?), hardware buttons, wheels and touchpads
- Does not support multitasking – car display will always show same current on-screen app as iPhone (which can be locked/asleep)
- Whitelisted to specific Apple apps – no public API for developers [yet?]
- Has no keyboard UI – voice recognition as input
- UI clearly subject to change
- Missing functionality in video is due to iOS Simulator not containing all the stock iOS apps
On the point about UI, I guess it had already been changed. This image below is based on a tweet clearly showing the car integration (supposedly to be version 7.1) is different from the video.
I am actually not so enthusiastic over it since the Apple Maps on Singapore is not that updated. If you need more information, go to The Verge.