Apple is said to be looking to expand its CarPlay integration in a big way. Sources familiar with the company's plans told Bloomberg that Apple is developing technology that allows users to directly access and operate vehicle functions such as climate control, seat position and instrument handles via the iPhone.
This ROM is known as IronHeart and is said to be still in the early stages of development. In addition, launching as a consumer product requires the cooperation of the automakers.
Bloomberg notes that some Apple users have complained of having to switch between CarPlay and the in-vehicle infotainment system to manage some. possibilities. Adding said features to CarPlay will reduce this friction. Climate control, seat adjustment, and steering on your iPhone ">
seems to be the biggest hurdle for automakers at this point. Are they willing to hand control of these key car features to Apple? Sure, they certainly are. They don't offer such power for free, even if cars make them more attractive to buyers.
As Bloomberg points out, Apple has allowed automakers to do so.Third-party apps for CarPlay have controlled various functions since 2015, but Most of them were not involved in the app.
On the contrary, one has to ask how useful these features are in reality. Do we really need anything else to keep track of our phones? In the car seat, the driver and all those controls in the The arm. Why bother putting it on the phone? Looks like something else is going on. p>
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Apple wants to put in-car weather controls, seat adjustments and handlebars on your iPhone