January 28, 2014
App developer Steve Troughton-Smith recently posted images reportedly showing Apple’s iOS in the Car interface. The developer has now taken this a step further by posting a video showing the feature running via iPhone Simulator. Take a look: http://youtu.be/M5OZMu5u0yU As shown in the video, iOS in the Car runs through the native Maps app. It includes some media controls, and the ability to search by voice to navigate. Apple first demoed the new feature at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2013. During an earnings call last summer, Apple CEO Tim Cook called the feature a “key focus” for the company. Since then, a number of car manufacturers have announced their support for the feature. These have included: Acura, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Kia, Volvo, Opel, and Jaguar. Apple’s iOS in the Car feature is expected to launch in March, alongside the public release of iOS 7.1. See also: Google Paves The Way For Android In The Car With Open Automotive Alliance, and CES 2014: iHeartRadio Is Arriving On Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo And Kia Vehicles.