What to Expect From All-New CarPlay, Still Listed as Coming 'Late 2023'

At WWDC in June 2022, 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, increased personalization, and more.

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Apple's website still says the first vehicles with support for the next-generation CarPlay experience will be announced in "late 2023," but it has not shared any additional details heading into the final month of the year, so it's unclear if that timeframe will still be met. We have reached out to Apple for an update on the matter.

Below, we have recapped five key features to expect from the new version of CarPlay. Apple said committed automakers included Acura, Audi, Ford, Honda, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Porsche, Volvo, and a few others.

Next-Generation CarPlay Features

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

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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.

Multi-Display Support

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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.

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

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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.

CarPlay on iOS 17

In the meantime, CarPlay includes a handful of new features and changes when used with an iPhone running iOS 17, including SharePlay support in the Music app for passengers and real-time electric vehicle charging station availability.

CarPlay SharePlay
iOS 17 was released in September for the iPhone XS and newer. To update, open the Settings app and tap on General → Software Update.

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Top Rated Comments

Rychiar Avatar
12 weeks ago
Could easily be retrofit to old cars if car manufacturers actually cared about buyers and did firmware updates ?
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sarcastro Avatar
12 weeks ago
"Hey Siri, set the AC to 72 degrees"

"Got it - setting parking brake to engaged."
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sorinut Avatar
12 weeks ago
I wish they would do some updates on the regular carplay, too.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rdinterman Avatar
12 weeks ago
I just want a weather widget on CarPlay!
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
verniesgarden Avatar
12 weeks ago

"Hey Siri, set the AC to 72 degrees"

"Got it - setting parking brake to engaged."
I think you meant, "this is what I found on the web about setting the parking break."
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Carlson-online Avatar
12 weeks ago
It doesn't say coming 2023 at all.

It says "Vehicle announcements coming in late 2023", which is a very different thing. Most likely a list of cars that won't be released until this time next year ;)

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Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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