Apple Announces Multi-Display CarPlay With Integrated Speedometer, Climate Controls, and More

Apple today at WWDC 2022 announced the "next generation" of CarPlay, which will support multiple displays within a vehicle, offer built-in climate controls for adjusting the temperature of the A/C or heat within the CarPlay interface, and more.

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The next-generation CarPlay experience will be able to provide content across multiple screens within a vehicle, and deeper integration with a vehicle's hardware will allow users to control the radio, adjust climate controls, and more directly within CarPlay. Apple said the new version of CarPlay will also seamlessly display a vehicle's speedometer, fuel level, temperature, and more on the instrument cluster.

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Apple added that CarPlay users will be able to personalize their driving experience by choosing different gauge cluster designs, and widgets will provide at-a-glance information from the Weather and Music apps right on a vehicle's dashboard.

Apple said the first vehicles to support the new CarPlay experience will be announced in late 2023, with committed automakers including Ford, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, Honda, Acura, Jaguar, Land Rover, Audi, Nissan, Volvo, Porsche, and more. Apple said it will share more information about the new CarPlay experience in the future.

Introduced in 2014, CarPlay is Apple's in-vehicle software platform that can be accessed through a vehicle's infotainment system when an iPhone is connected to the vehicle with a Lightning cable or wirelessly in vehicles that support wireless CarPlay.

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Top Rated Comments

GadgetBen Avatar
3 weeks ago
Apple announces Apple Car
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
beerseagulls Avatar
3 weeks ago
I travel for business and rent cars at airports roughly 50 to 70 times a year. Fortunately, these days most cars/SUVs have wired CarPlay.(occasionally some have wireless CarPlay) My dream is that one day, I can get into a rental car, fire up CarPlay and the car will immediately set my preferred temperature, favorite local radio stations, and possibly even my own power seat and mirror settings....
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dontwalkhand Avatar
3 weeks ago

This is pretty cool actually. However existing cars are out of luck.
Not too bad considering existing cars have regular CarPlay. And of course Tesla doesn’t but their UI is decent.

But next car will have to support this for sure! If Tesla won’t get on board, bye bye Tesla!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
beermode Avatar
3 weeks ago
Imagine this crashing as often as it does now and poof, even your gauge cluster is out.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
3 weeks ago
This looks amazing. Can't wait to see this roll out in cars.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Orizaba Avatar
3 weeks ago

Apple announces Apple Car
Ha! Pretty much beta testing the Apple Car software through CarPlay.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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