New video of iOS in the Car surfaces


More developments are rise, as speculation seems to be building with progression of Apple’s project iOS in the Car. Last week we saw some images of iOS in the Car, but today we are dawned with a video. The short 88-second clip is a simulation video showing off the Maps application. 

iOS developer Steven Troughton-Smith posted a video of iOS in the Car as simulator desktop application and in the video is a screen capture of what the dash would present, along the left side is an iPhone interacting with the dash’s screen.

Steven was kind enough to include some features listed in the video description, check em out below:

                        • Supports Multiple Resolutions
• Supports touchscreens (presumably single-touch?), hardware buttons, wheels and touchpads
• Does not support multitasking - car display will always show same current on-screen app as iPhone (which can be locked/asleep)
• Whitelisted to specific Apple apps - no public API for developers [yet?]
• Has no keyboard UI - voice recognition as input
• UI clearly subject to change
• Missing functionality in video is due to iOS Simulator not containing all the stock iOS apps

iOS and Android operating systems in vehicles seems to be one of the main focuses this year. Tim Cook has said that iOS in the Car is an important part of the Apple ecosystem. Apple’s ecosystem is one of the finest around and I can envision with Apple of how intriguing to make iOS part of a daily commute. For the most part, we have our phones at home and work, but we don’t really have a way to use the technology as of now. Sure there are Bluetooth enabled features, music and talking functions with some car accessories. But to have a fully integrated Os in the car would be a complete set.

I’m looking forward to seeing what Apple does with iOS in the Car and see what possibilities there are. What features would you like to see in the upcoming iOS in the Car?

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