Apple wants to expand CarPlay’s functionality to include controls for core car functions such as the air conditioning system, radio, speedometer, seats, and more, according to Bloomberg.
CarPlay provides a simplified way to use your iPhone interface on a car’s touch screen. It gives users access to Siri voice controls, as well as Apple Maps, Apple Music, Phone, Messages, and a variety of third party apps. It’s available on the iPhone 5 and later running iOS 7.1 or higher.
The report says the work is part of a project codenamed “IronHeart.” It’s in the early stages, but Bloomberg says Apple working with carmakers to expand CarPlay’s functionality to control core car functions.