iOS In the Car tightens Siri integration, iPhone in-car display

iOS In the Car tightens Siri integration, iPhone in-car display

iOS 7 is bringing tighter integration with automobiles starting with the 2014 vehicle model year. One of the ten features of iOS 7 shown off at WWDC today is iOS in the Car, which brings more features into the displays built in to an increasing number of cars from major manufacturers.

iOS in the Car emphasizes Siri for hands-free operation to access driving directions, play music and read and respond to messages, all while showing relevant content on the car's built-in displays. Apple counts Honda, Mercedes Benz, Nissan, Ferrari, Chevrolet, Infinity, Kia, Hyundai, Volvo, Acura, Opel and Jaguar among the car manufacturers integrating iOS in the Car into their new models.

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Peter Cohen

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iOS In the Car tightens Siri integration, iPhone in-car display


Peter, the automobile brand Infiniti is with an "I" at the end, not a "Y". I make that mistake ALL the time in typing in their web address (currently car shopping).

Now if only they could allow such integration via software updates on older model years. Pipe dream in all likelihood!

I'll be in the market for a new car next year and this will sway me to a manufacture that supports this. No more crappy car interfaces to deal with.

Ironically, that in car Siri will be (in many, if not all of the above mentioned cars) run by BlackBerry on their QNX OS

I just purchased a 2013 Honda Civic EX-L with navigation and I wish it had Siri integration. Do you think they will release a software update to support Siri down the road?

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Too bad there's no way to retro-fit this into my new-to-me '10 Focus. Then again, Ford uses Microsoft Sync...