Apple's CarPlay could be in more than 24 million vehicles by 2019, report says

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in iPhone edited July 2014

Thanks in part to the massive popularity of Apple's iPhone, over 24 million cars featuring the company's CarPlay infotainment offering could be on the road just five years after the first vehicles sporting the new system roll off of automotive assembly lines.

 


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Apple should be able to reach that milestone thanks to the number of automakers on board as partners — some 29 at last count — and the company's ability to drive interest in its products, according to a report from market research firm ABI Research. The fact that no one standard has taken the lead will also help, the firm believes, with marques following consumer desires rather than an industry leader.



"Many believe Apple is creating further fragmentations and a ripple effect in the industry by not being open," ABI analyst Filomena Berardi said. "However, love it or hate it, with Apple on the scene it certainly draws greater attention to in-car apps and now with the Android Auto standard on the scene both will certainly drive adoption of in-car apps."



Apple unveiled CarPlay, née iOS in the Car, during the 2013 edition of its annual developers conference in San Francisco and announced the first CarPlay-equipped models at this year's Geneva Motor Show. Drivers will be able to place phone calls, listen to voicemail messages, access contacts, and control apps like MLB at Bat and Pandora either using Siri or via their car's in-dash touchscreen after connecting a compatible iPhone.



Original CarPlay partners Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo have since been joined by the likes of Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, General Motors, Jeep, Land Rover, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Ram, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota. The system will also be available in the aftermarket with units from Alpine and Pioneer.



Not to be outdone, search giant Google subsequently unveiled an automotive initiative of its own, dubbed Android Auto. The overall functionality nearly mirrors that of CarPlay, but works only with Android devices.

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  • Reply 1 of 45
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    I found this video by someone who is focusing on the car more than the CE attached to the car talking about his experience with CarPlay interesting.

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  • Reply 2 of 45
    maestro64maestro64 Posts: 4,658member

    Again, people should be driving their cars not entertaining themselves while they drive. and you wonder why we have road rage and people trying to kill each other while they drive.

  • Reply 3 of 45
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    maestro64 wrote: »
    Again, people should be driving their cars not entertaining themselves while they drive. and you wonder what we have road rag and people trying to kill each other while they drive.

    So there should be a law that doesn't allow any handsfree systems or even a radio?
  • Reply 4 of 45
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,985member
    maestro64 wrote: »
    ....road rag...

    Is that the female version? :lol:
  • Reply 5 of 45
    radarthekatradarthekat Posts: 3,133moderator
    solipsismx wrote: »
    I found this video by someone who is focusing on the car more than the CE attached to the car talking about his experience with CarPlay interesting.

    Just watched it. That guy does a great story.
  • Reply 6 of 45
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,417member
    maestro64 wrote: »
    Again, people should be driving their cars not entertaining themselves while they drive. and you wonder what we have road rag and people trying to kill each other while they drive.

    "Road rag" is the worst. A beach towel might be alright.
  • Reply 7 of 45
    wigbywigby Posts: 691member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Maestro64 View Post

     

    Again, people should be driving their cars not entertaining themselves while they drive. and you wonder what we have road rag and people trying to kill each other while they drive.


    If you did any long commutes you would realize that the reason why people engage in road rage is because they do not have any means to entertain themselves while stuck in traffic. That is why you get road rage or "rag" as you put it.

     

    In fact, an argument could be made that road rage incidents have gone down thanks to all the other distractions now available in our vehicles.

  • Reply 8 of 45

    Article says -

     

    "The system will also be available in the aftermarket with units from Alpine and Pioneer."

     

    Could use some help in interpreting that.  I have a 2014 Ford Edge with MyFord Touch/Sync.  Does the quote mean I will have to buy something from Alpine or Pioneer for my Edge to add CarPlay?  How would the move to BlackBerry QNX affect this?  Have poked around various Ford and other car sites and can't seem to find any useful info on any of this.

     

    A bit off topic but let me add that in my two months of experience with Ford Sync and its Microsoft developed voice interface:  If one arbitrarily assigns Apple's Siri an IQ of 100, then the Ford/Microsoft lady has an IQ of around 5.  Irritating beyond description.

  • Reply 9 of 45
    ksecksec Posts: 1,567member

    Just to point out, The total cars sold in 2013 is around 65M.

  • Reply 10 of 45
    blazarblazar Posts: 270member
    So in conclusion: the human race is still insane
  • Reply 11 of 45
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,985member
    wigby wrote: »
    If you did any long commutes you would realize that the reason why people engage in road rage is because they do not have any means to entertain themselves while stuck in traffic. That is why you get road rage or "rag" as you put it.

    In fact, an argument could be made that road rage incidents have gone down thanks to all the other distractions now available in our vehicles.

    Right, after all music does soothe the savage beast.
  • Reply 12 of 45
    Without hardware or software upgrades, the chance that CarPlay will be in any way useful in ten years is nil. Ask owners of vehicles with the first generation of OnStar how well that feature is working for them today. When first generation cell phone technology was disabled, OnStar stopped working and GM decided not to provide any kind of upgrade path for owners so the feature they touted so highly as a way to automatically call for emergency services after an accident became a useless button. How well will today's CarPlay work in iOS 18? Car makers need to make smart technology in their vehicles upgradable and Apple needs to sell iOS modules to let customers perform the upgrades themselves by simply inserting them into a slot in the dashboard or glove compartment.
  • Reply 13 of 45
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    GrangerFX wrote: »
    Without hardware or software upgrades, the chance that CarPlay will be in any way useful in ten years is nil. Ask owners of vehicles with the first generation of OnStar how well that feature is working for them today. When first generation cell phone technology was disabled, OnStar stopped working and GM decided not to provide any kind of upgrade path for owners so the feature they touted so highly as a way to automatically call for emergency services after an accident became a useless button. How well will today's CarPlay work in iOS 18? Car makers need to make smart technology in their vehicles upgradable and Apple needs to sell iOS modules to let customers perform the upgrades themselves by simply inserting them into a slot in the dashboard or glove compartment.

    Why wouldn't it work in 10 years? You do know that CarPlay isn't actually in the car, right? It's using the car's system as a peripheral for a UI on the iPhone itself. There is no reason to think that a future version of iOS will change their output protocols so much that it won't work. Have you not tried to plug an iPod into a car's USB port and have it work? I have an old iPod that works fine in my new car.
  • Reply 14 of 45
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Originally Posted by GrangerFX View Post

    Without hardware or software upgrades…

     

    And what makes you think there won’t be software upgrades?

  • Reply 15 of 45
    maestro64maestro64 Posts: 4,658member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post





    So there should be a law that doesn't allow any handsfree systems or even a radio?

     

    Actually a much simple law, no distraction while driving law including yelling at your kids which show up in the top 5 reason why people site as cause of an accident with insurance companies. But you can not outlaw having your kids in your car trying to kill one another on road trip.

     

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post





    Is that the female version? image

     Yeah kind of same differencem, but I correct the typo after you caught it.

     

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by wigby View Post

     

    If you did any long commutes you would realize that the reason why people engage in road rage is because they do not have any means to entertain themselves while stuck in traffic. That is why you get road rage or "rag" as you put it.

     

    In fact, an argument could be made that road rage incidents have gone down thanks to all the other distractions now available in our vehicles.


    No, the reason I want to kill people on the road is because they doing things which they should not be doing and not paying attention to the road and what is going on around them.

     

    Maybe road rage is down because more people are on happy drugs, You know the pharma companies slogan is a better life through chemistry

  • Reply 16 of 45
    jakebjakeb Posts: 557member

    If you think people are going to stop trying to make calls and look up directions in the car, it's just not realistic. If we can make doing that kind of thing hands free and dead simple, we'll stop a lot of accidents in this weird time that we're in technologically -- cool enough to have mini computers but not quite enough for self-driving cars. 

  • Reply 17 of 45
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    maestro64 wrote: »
    No, the reason I want to kill people on the road is because they doing things which they should not be doing and not paying attention to the road and what is going on around them.

    Then why are you against a system designed to get people's eyes off their iPhones and onto the road?
  • Reply 18 of 45
    wigbywigby Posts: 691member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Maestro64 View Post

     

    No, the reason I want to kill people on the road is because they doing things which they should not be doing and not paying attention to the road and what is going on around them.


    Sorry to lump you in with other drivers. You clearly have your own set of emotional problems ;-)

  • Reply 19 of 45
    jakebjakeb Posts: 557member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by GrangerFX View Post



    Without hardware or software upgrades, the chance that CarPlay will be in any way useful in ten years is nil. Ask owners of vehicles with the first generation of OnStar how well that feature is working for them today. When first generation cell phone technology was disabled, OnStar stopped working and GM decided not to provide any kind of upgrade path for owners so the feature they touted so highly as a way to automatically call for emergency services after an accident became a useless button. How well will today's CarPlay work in iOS 18? Car makers need to make smart technology in their vehicles upgradable and Apple needs to sell iOS modules to let customers perform the upgrades themselves by simply inserting them into a slot in the dashboard or glove compartment.

     

    Yeah, you're missing how CarPlay works. It's basically a protocol for displaying video on a screen and sending touch information back to the iphone. It's very lightweight and there's no reason why even IOS15 won't be able to interface with it. It's like a more sophisticated wireless touchpad + monitor.  The brains are still in the phone itself. 

  • Reply 20 of 45
    calicali Posts: 3,495member
    WHERE THE HELL ARE THE APPLE aftermarket units???!!
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