Apple just introduced at the Geneva Motor Show CarPlay , a new device that allows use and display the contents of an iPhone in the car control panel. Although the original name of the device was in the Car iOS, Apple has finally decided to market it as CarPlay. It is an evolution of connectivity systems in cars that have been presented incessantly in recent times for smartphones we use in our daily lives are fully integrated into cars.

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Advantages and disadvantages

CarPlay’s eyes free , the user can perform the majority of the shares with high accuracy by voice without looking up from the road, to provide maximum safety. This is thanks to Siri, the voice command system of the iPhone. We can then give very precise orders as “Call John”, “Play Get Lucky Daft Punk”. “I want to go to Martha”, etc.

Another important advantage is updating maps and GPS. As the mobile is regularly updated, the user does not have to worry about whether your car maps are current or not, provided they are of the Apple system. A clear disadvantage is that the phone CarPlay-car connection is via Bluetooth and you have to connect the mobile cable every time you get into the car and want to use the device.

Things to consider

As Apple says, “all you can do on your mobile you can also make your car”. Yes, there are a couple of details to consider. For now only be able to use CarPlay if two requirements are met: owning or user of a Ferrari, Mercedes or Volvo and have an iPhone 5 or higher model.

Apple has reached an agreement moment with these three manufacturers, although according to different information list could be expanded in the coming weeks or months: BMW, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar-Land Rover, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, PSA, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota. Still remains to specify the relationship as important as Volkswagen group.