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New Apple Car Technology Coming this Fall

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Let’s not beat around the bush here: when it comes to the latest cars, trucks, and SUVs, everybody wants these vehicles to come loaded with the most up-to-date and advanced iPhone Appstechnological features available, especially when it comes to your mobile device. For Apple users, the wait is finally over as they will be able to integrate their iPhones with their automobiles.

Coming here at the end of 2014, iPhones will be integrated with select Pioneer stereo head units. CarPlay, as the technology is named, has been highly anticipated and drivers can’t wait until it is functional.

What Is CarPlay?

CarPlay will allow Apple iPhone users the ability to use their mobile device for things such as navigation, messaging, calling, and music, with an emphasis on voice command and not having to take your hands off of the wheel or your eyes off of the road. All you have to do is just plug your iPhone into a USB port and CarPlay delivers your apps in your car’s display.

With Siri voice control you can operate your apps using only your voice. This means you can set your navigation, music selection, or make a phone call all by just holding the voice control button on your steering wheel. If by chance your car has a touchscreen display, you can also use that to operate CarPlay, and the technology also works with knobs or other buttons in the car if you choose to use them instead.

Texting and driving is no longer an issue with CarPlay as Siri will not only read you incoming text messages aloud, but through voice command, you can keep the conversation going by sending outgoing text messages.

It’s worth noting that you need the iPhone 5 or a later version in order to have CarPlay capability.

A number of automakers have committed to offering this Apple technology, including Audi, BMW, Honda, Chevy, Mercedes-Benz, and Toyota. To learn more about CarPlay and how this technology will work, you’re encouraged to visit any of your local car dealers.