Apple iOS in the Car in 2014
Apple announces integration with Chevy vehicles for 2014.
Chevrolet was the first automaker to offer Apple’s Siri Eyes Free in the Chevrolet Spark and Chevrolet Sonic. In an announcement on June 10th, Apple disclosed that Chevrolet will be among the first to add iOS in the Car, integration between Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad, and iPod and the Chevrolet infotainment system. It will also be added to GM’s Opal brand.
The integration will allow drivers to safely make phone calls, send and receive messages, listen to music or get directions. Some examples, according to Apple are:
iOS in the Car knows when the user is leaving home for work — or vice versa — and displays traffic conditions and the ETA.
Siri will play back voicemail and return missed calls.
iTunes Radio & More
The car’s onboard controls can be used to control music, including the newly-announced iTunes Radio streaming music service, audiobooks, podcasts, third-party audio apps, and more.
Navigate with Maps
Users can get turn-by-turn directions with Maps. The user has the choice of entering an address or letting iOS in the Car select any address the user received in an email or text.
Receive and Send Messages
Text messages appear right on the car’s display. Siri can read them out loud over the car’s speakers and users can reply by dictating to Siri.