Apple’s iOS in the car soon

Apple’s iOS in the car soon

Apple’s ‘iOS in the Car’ technology to roll out

Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo are aboard for the launch of the operating system, which lets drivers access various iPhone functions through a car’s built-in screen, says a report.

Apple talked up iOS in the car at its Worldwide Developers Conference last year, with VP Eddy Cue — a Ferrari board member — showing a mock-up of a car’s LCD with Apple menu buttons for maps, phone, music, and messaging. Cue said the functions could be accessible via Siri as well.

Many cars already include integration with iOS music functions. Cue said Chevrolet, Ferrari, Honda, Jaguar, Mercedes, Nissan, Volvo and others would be introducing iOS integration this year.

Beyond smartphones, “the bigger opportunity for Apple and its ecosystem is becoming essential not just for people texting, checking news, watching movies, and playing games, but for massive growth areas such as transportation, home automation, and health care.