Apple Launching All-New CarPlay Experience in 2023 With These 5 Key Features

At WWDC 2022 in June, Apple previewed the next generation of CarPlay, promising deeper integration with vehicle functions like A/C and FM radio, support for multiple displays across the dashboard, personalization options, and more.

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Apple says the first vehicles with support for the next-generation CarPlay experience will be announced in late 2023, with committed automakers including Acura, Audi, Ford, Honda, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Porsche, Volvo, and others. Ahead of time, we have recapped five key features to expect from the new version of CarPlay.

Multi-Display Support

CarPlay Next Generation Multi Screens
The new version of CarPlay will be able to appear across all of the displays in a vehicle, providing a consistent experience across the infotainment system, instrument cluster, and any additional screens on the dashboard. Apple says CarPlay will be tailored to each new vehicle model to accommodate unique screen shapes and layouts.

Instrument Cluster Integration

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The new CarPlay experience will provide integration with a vehicle's instrument cluster, including the speedometer, tachometer, odometer, fuel gauge, engine temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge, and more. Apple says drivers will be able to choose from several gauge cluster designs and layouts, including brand‑specific options.

Climate Controls

CarPlay Next Generation Screen
You'll be able to access your vehicle's climate controls directly within the new version of CarPlay, allowing you to adjust the temperature of the A/C or heat, fan speed, heated seats, heated steering wheel, and other options.

Widgets

CarPlay Next Generation Widgets
Widgets will be a key part of the new CarPlay experience, offering at-a-glance information such as trip duration, fuel economy, distance traveled, calendar events, weather, phone calls, the status of a HomeKit-enabled garage door, and more. It will also be possible to view and scroll through the widgets within the instrument cluster.

FM Radio App

CarPlay Next Generation Radio
The new version of CarPlay will include an all-new Radio app that allows you to easily control the FM radio in your vehicle, such as to change the station.

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nwcs Avatar
19 months ago
I like CarPlay and use it all the time but I really, really prefer real dashboards and real knobs and buttons to activate things. It is so much easier to use when not looking and it is less distracting plus it doesn't cause you to lose night sight adaptation in darker situations.
Score: 57 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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19 months ago
Unfortunately, I'll have to wait for 2030 model year for VW to adopt.
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unQuestionable Avatar
19 months ago
Here’s to hoping it won’t be too convoluted to find out which vehicles support which features. ?
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DocMultimedia Avatar
19 months ago

I have a Tesla so I can only hope and pray to the Elon/Tim gods. We got AppleMusic so that’s a step in the right direction
That was the best addition in ages. With the way Tesla stock is going Apple might be able to buy Tesla for $5M, get rid of EM, and turn that into the endlessly rumoured Apple Car. ??
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alexandr Avatar
19 months ago

Haha. All the brands of vehicles that no one buys anymore. Strange.
What an odd thing to say)
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19 months ago
CarPlay should be Apple's top #1 priority in 2023.
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