by Christopher Freeburn | March 3, 2014 9:46 am
Apple (AAPL) is bringing iOS functionality to in-dash automobile infotainment systems.
Dubbed CarPlay, Apple will unveil the new system at the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland this week. CarPlay allows iPhone owners to communicate with their device through their vehicle’s existing digital interface. Apple says the system will allow iPhone users to interact with their devices with a minimum of distraction, PC Magazine notes.
CarPlay will be available this year in automobiles from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo. Apple will eventually bring CarPlay to vehicles from BMW, Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Honda (HMC), Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Subaru, Suzuki, and Toyota (TM). Apple showed off an early version of CarPlay at its Worldwide Developers Conference last year.
Here are 6 things to know about CarPlay from Apple:
AAPL stock climbed modestly in Monday morning trading. Apple shares have climbed about 25% over the past year.
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