At its WWDC 22 keynote, Apple unveiled the next generation of CarPlay. The updated app will be able to display content for multiple screens in an automobile, there are also new fueling and driving tasks apps, and more.
The tech giant revealed that the first automobiles that will feature the new CarPlay will not be announced until the end of 2023 so chances are consumers will have to wait until 2024 or 2025 to take advantage of the updated technology. However, there are still some features that will arrive this fall for users.
Next-gen CarPlay will arrive by 2024-25, but some features will be available this fall as an update
New app categories for CarPlay are often introduced in iOS updates. iOS 16 features two new fueling and driving task apps. Support for these apps will be available in the fall and will likely be expanded over 2023.
Fueling and driving task apps are available in CarPlay. Your favorite apps that help you fill your tank and provide you with road information, toll support, towing help, and more can find a home in CarPlay.
Another update is for Siri. The virtual assistant will now be able to send a message automatically after reading it to the user. CarPlay also offers an edit option if a user wants to revise a message.
The tech giant is also expanding the library of CarPlay’s Podcasts app with iOS 16. Currently, Podcasts on CarPlay highlight Listening Now. If users want to play a different episode, they are required to do it through the iOS app. That is set to change with iOS 16.
With the update, users will be able to find episodes that they have saved or downloaded straight from the app. The latest episodes of podcasts will also be available in the library.
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