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

The beastly new Mac Pro, iOS 13, macOS Catalina, and iPadOS hogged the limelight in WWDC 2019, However one Apple offering that received comparatively lesser Focus despite getting a Significant Update was Apple CarPlay.

At Apple’s annual developer conference, Apple declared a significant layout and functional overhaul for CarPlay, showcasing a better interface, multi-tasking capacities, and a smarter integration with Siri. Moreover, CarPlay’s updated avatar also shows more info and can also join with a large array of HomeKit-supported hardware using location-based data.

The most notable change is the updated CarPlay interface, which may now host more content and show multiple apps in a single view. For example, the upgraded dashboard can now simultaneously demonstrate the navigation screen and the media playback interface side-by-side. Moreover, opening a program on a connected telephone will no longer change the app now running on the CarPlay dashboard.

Additionally, it may also show more information such as album artwork, music recommendation, etc.. The new variant of CarPlay, that comes with iOS 13, can also pull significant data like forthcoming events from the calendar with just a single voice command. What’s even more intriguing is that it is going to happen without prompting users to unlock their mobile phone.

Speaking about voice commands, Siri for CarPlay has gained support for third-party apps. Additionally, Apple’s virtual helper no longer occupies the full display on being summoned. Rather, the ongoing app is kept on the screen while Siri accepts orders in the background after being prompted by the’Hey Siri’ cue, which is received by a car’s built-in microphone.

Additionally, CarPlay also benefits some location-based automation characteristics. For instance, it can prompt the garage to start automatically as soon the location of a car is detected close residence. The CarPlay calendar and music apps have gotten a design overhaul too. A mild mode, which is promised to be easier on the eyes, making its way to CarPlay’s updated version.

CarPlay can be getting support for a’Don’t Disturb While Driving’ manner which may block notifications while forcing to keep distractions at bay. Additionally, the upgraded CarPlay will also let automakers develop compatible programs which can dynamically adjust the display size and display edge-to-edge content on non-rectangular displays.


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