Honda Dream Drive expands upon Apple’s CarPlay system

Honda Dream Drive expands upon Apple’s CarPlay system

ConnectedTravel, a connected vehicle platform and application services company, has launched its mobile infotainment, commerce, and rewards platform and the debut of what it says is the automotive industry’s first consumer application system to “gamify" the driving and riding experience. It expands upon Apple’s CarPlay.

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Apple granted two patents for mapping applications in CarPlay

Apple granted two patents for mapping applications in CarPlay

Apple has been granted two patents involving the integration of its Maps app in CarPlay. Compatible with iPhone 5 and later models, CarPlay provides a simplified way to use your iPhone interface on a car’s touch screen, giving users access to Siri voice controls, as well as Apple Maps, Apple Music, Phone, Messages, and a variety of third party apps.

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Strategy Analytics: Apple CarPlay and Android auto will impact future vehicle purchase decisions

Strategy Analytics: Apple CarPlay and Android auto will impact future vehicle purchase decisions

A new report from the In-vehicle UX (IVX) group at Strategy Analytics, “Android Auto and CarPlay Remain Popular Among Owners” surveying new vehicle owners with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, has found that these owners remain satisfied and evangelistic about mirroring systems, with a large percentage relying on them solely for all key in-car tasks.

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Apple's fleet of self-driving vehicles almost doubles in two months

Apple's fleet of self-driving vehicles almost doubles in two months

Apple's fleet of self-driving vehicles has almost doubled over the past two months, according to the Financial Times (which requires a subscription). The article says that, based on figures provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the tech giant now has permits for 45 autonomous vehicles, up from 27 in January.

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Apple looks to simplify audio navigation instructions in CarPlay

Apple looks to simplify audio navigation instructions in CarPlay

Apple wants to simplify audio navigation instructions in CarPlay and/or the iOS Maps apps, as evidenced by a new patent filing (number 9,874,455). Compatible with the iPhone 5 and later models, CarPlay provides a simplified way to use your iPhone interface on a car’s touch screen, giving users access to Siri voice controls, as well as Apple Maps, Apple Music, Phone, Messages, and a variety of third party apps.

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Apple World Today News Update: January 12, 2018

Apple World Today News Update: January 12, 2018

Friday at last! Today we have stories about how "The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson kept the screenplay safe, why you won't need to sign for Apple Pay purchases after April, and an interesting CarPlay app.

  • Rian Johnson ("The Last Jedi") used a remarkably low-tech method to keep the screenplay for the blockbuster movie safe from leaks
  • Visa joins the other major credit card companies in making signatures for chip card and contactless payments unnecessary after April
  • Gracenote's CarPlay app makes listening to radio stations easier, but it won't be in the App Store anytime soon
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