Apple CarPlay Gets Design Overhaul, Hey Siri Support, and More With iOS 13

At Apple’s annual developer conference, Apple announced a major layout and operational overhaul for CarPlay, introducing a better interface, multi-tasking capacities, and a wider integration using Siri. Additionally, CarPlay’s upgraded avatar also shows more information and can also connect with a large variety of HomeKit-supported hardware using location-based data.

The very notable change is the upgraded CarPlay interface, and that may now host more information and show numerous programs in a single view. By way of instance, the updated dashboard can now simultaneously show the navigation display and the media playback interface side-by-side. Moreover, opening an app on a connected telephone will no longer alter the program currently running on the CarPlay dashboard.

Furthermore, it can also show more information such as album art, music recommendation, etc.. The new version of CarPlay, which includes iOS 13, can also pull important data such as forthcoming events in the calendar with only a single voice command. What is even more intriguing is that it will occur without prompting users to unlock their phone.

Instead, the continuing app is retained on the display while Siri accepts commands in the background after being prompted by the’Hey Siri’ cue, which can be received by means of a car’s built-in mic.

Additionally, CarPlay also benefits some location-based automation features. By way of instance, it can prompt the garage to start automatically when the location of a car is detected close home. The CarPlay music and calendar apps have received a design overhaul too. A light manner, which is promised to be easier on the eyes, making its way to CarPlay’s updated version.

CarPlay is also getting support for a’Don’t Disturb While Driving’ manner that may block notifications while forcing to keep distractions at bay. Moreover, the upgraded CarPlay will even let automakers develop compatible systems which can dynamically adjust the display dimensions and show edge-to-edge content on non-rectangular screens.