The platform, which in its current incarnation requires a windows phone device, seemingly bares much resemblance to that of Apple’s. As with CarPlay, the concept is to mirror what’s shown on your devices screen into a touch- and car-friendly interface.
CarPlay, which can only be used with the iPhone 5 and iPhone models thereafter, allows a Siri-voice activated interface to telephone contacts, make or return missed phone calls, play voicemails and text messages and, deliver text responses. “Apple Maps” will also be available within CarPlay’s interface, providing drivers with voice activiated navigation.
The first set of cars to boast Apple’s new interface are Ferrari, Volvo and Mercedes-Benz, who will be followed by Honda, Hyundai and Jaguar later this year.
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Sources: computerworld, theverge