iOS 7 Said to Integrate Siri and Maps With Your Car Dashboard

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Apr 30, 2013.

By Maura on Apr 30, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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    9to5 Mac continues with its in-depth look at the forthcoming iOS 7, with word from its sources today that Apple is planning to use the next iOS update to get more involved with in-car entertainment and information. According to the report, iOS 7 will have the ability to “deeply embed†Maps and Siri into cars, thanks to Apple’s partnering up with car makers to help them achieve this. 9to5 Mac’s sources also say that Apple is working with auto manufacturers to update car center consoles that can then be used to attach iPhones, iPads and iPod touches to dashboards. Said devices, once attached, would then be able to run special versions of Maps and Siri made specifically for in-car use, with Siri being used to control Maps and other iOS features, such as iTunes, presumably. According to the sources, Maps would be able to appear on the large screens that many modern vehicles are fitted with. [/FONT]

    [FONT=&amp]Source:[/FONT] In iOS 7, Apple wants to own your car?s console with Maps and Siri integration | 9to5Mac
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Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Apr 30, 2013.

    1. Kaykaykay
      That would be great, but late, IMO. Popout dashboard embeds are long overdue.

      I'd want something inconspicuous and flexible, so you could pop out your device and put it away, for security. I also don't want a big honking iPad visible above my dash while I'm driving, or to be locked into a particular model or device.

      It would be great to have a dedicated spot on your dash, into which you could seat the device of your choice securely, without wondering whether it'd come flying at you like a projectile in case of an accident.
    2. AQ_OC
      Apple Maps and Siri in cars? Two technologies which are still, as yet, unproven? What about this sounds wrong?
    3. Kaykaykay
      I'm not using Siri at all at this point, but my understanding is that Apple is looking to customers to help build its data bases. Maybe the car embeds would help along those lines. For me, standalone GPSs still work best for now. I'm open to other users serving as beta testers until services get strong enough, lol.

      My iPad 2 is still on iOS 5.1.1 because I like the embedded Google maps, which I prefer to Apple maps.
    4. KevinJS
      Lets start with "Having a display in a position where it may distract the driver" and work any way you choose to from there.

      Ye gods. We're only just getting laws in place for stopping people from text messaging while they're driving, and now this?

      "Why don't you order up a Chinese. We can pick it up on the way past."
      "Hang on. I'll just check the traffic info, and see if the last person who checked the traffic info rolled his vehicle."
      "Shut up, you kids. I'm trying to watch a movie."

      OK. I'll shut up now. Don't want to labor the point.

      Sent from my stock iPad 2

      Anyway. Who needs it embedded into the dash. Fits perfectly well right here on the steering wheel.
      Last edited: Apr 30, 2013
    5. Kaykaykay
      People are texting, calling and such already while driving, so theoretically voice control would be an improvement, as long as the voice control works correctly.
    6. Kaykaykay
      What we really need are cars that can drive themselves, so we can play with our gadgets.
    7. iJamesH
      Yes and include turbo boost as well!
    8. KevinJS
    9. Kaykaykay

      I've read about this guy before. Don't text while driving is the point.

      Personally, I don't text while driving (or much other anytime), and my GPS allows BT pairing with my phone, so it's hands-free if I get a call. I don't make many calls even when not driving, but I see people making calls (because I see phones in their hands and see them driving badly), so those people clearly aren't deterred by driving and using their devices.

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