Apple confirms next-gen CarPlay launch in 2024 and reveals new features in iOS 17.4 beta

by Joe Rossignol

Apple updated its website this week to confirm that the first U.S. car models with next-generation CarPlay will debut in 2024, but did not provide a more specific timeline or indicate when it would arrive. other countries. .

In the next-gen CarPlay section of its website, Apple has replaced “Car Announcements” ” coming late 2023″ with the caption “First models coming in 2024.”

The first beta of iOS 17.4 released today mentions eight new CarPlay apps, MacRumors writers Aaron Perris and Steve Moser discovered :

  • Automatic Settings: This application will allow you to control paired iPhones and configure vehicle settings.
  • Car Camera: This application will display the image from the car's rear view camera.
  • Charging.For electric vehicles, this app displays the battery level, charging status, time remaining until the battery is fully charged, and more.
  • Climate: This app will give you access to your car's climate control in CarPlay, allowing you to adjust the temperature of the air conditioning or heating system, fan speed, heated seats, heated steering wheel and much more other.
  • Closing: This application will display whether any car door is open and can also display vehicle warning symbols.
  • Media :This app will give you access to FM and AM radio station controls in CarPlay, as well as other media options such as SiriusXM. It's unclear whether SiriusXM will offer satellite connectivity or remain limited to internet streaming. Users will be able to choose from a list of music genres such as Top 40 and Rock.
  • Tire Pressure:This application will display the air pressure in each of the car's tires. and warns of low and high pressure, as well as flat tire.
  • Driving: This application provides various driving-related data, including average vehicle speed, fuel efficiency or energy efficiency, total time and distance traveled on a trip, and more.

An image spotted in the iOS 17.4 beta shows that the next generation of CarPlay will likely display a “Goodbye” screen ” after the driver turns off the car:

As Apple previously announced, additional images in the iOS 17.4 beta confirm that users will be able to customize the theme and color scheme of the next generation of CarPlay. , including the appearance of the instrument cluster:

Apple first introduced the next generation of CarPlay in June 2022. The interface can be tailored to a specific car model and the automaker's corporate identity, as demonstrated by Aston. Martin and Porsche at the end of December. Aston Martin said it will launch its first cars with next-generation CarPlay in 2024, including a new model of its upscale DB12 sports car. Porsche did not provide a timeline or specific details about its plans.

When it first announced the next generation of CarPlay, Apple said committed automakers included Acura, Audi, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Polestar, Porsche, Renault and Volvo. Aside from the addition of Aston Martin, it's unclear whether this list has changed since the original announcement.

Apple hasn't indicated whether any of the next-gen CarPlay features will be available in existing Classic CarPlay-enabled vehicles. Apple has said that iOS 17.4 will be released in March, so perhaps more information will be provided by then.

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