Friday, December 9, 2022
News The Next Generation of Apple CarPlay will Incorporate the Instrument Cluster

The Next Generation of Apple CarPlay will Incorporate the Instrument Cluster

Apple will launch a new version of CarPlay which will be able to take over the entire dashboard of some cars.

  • The app will allow for a configurable instrument cluster in addition to the usual infotainment controls

  • This will give both screens in the driver’s field of view a similar appearance

  • CarPlay will also feature updated maps that allow up to 15 stops on a single trip

Apple announced the new iOS 16 operating system today and it took the opportunity to unveil the next generation of Apple CarPlay, which will include more features than before.

Since most cars have a display in place of analog dials now, the instrument cluster can be used to display all sorts of information, notably about the infotainment system.

Apple will push this further when the new CarPlay rolls out early next year since its application will now take over the driver information screen and replace it with customizable gauges that can be added, deleted, moved, and recolored.

Next generation of Apple CarPlay | Photo: Apple

This will make both of the screens seen by the driver look and feel more like they are part of a single system, rather than having the Apple operating system on one screen and the automaker’s proprietary look and functionality on the other.

According to the tech company, the available gauges will include the speedometer and RPM gauge, as well as a battery or fuel level readout, the navigation system’s next guidance information, and the outside temperature.

As shown in the images, there will be a number of configuration options to personalize the instrument screen, such as different colours and shapes, going from normal-looking round gauges to distinctive bar graphs.

Next generation of Apple CarPlay | Photo: Apple

In addition, the infotainment system will benefit from the latest version of the Apple Maps application, which will now allow up to 15 stops to be scheduled on a single trip.

Apple says the system will automatically adapt to the screen size and format depending on the vehicle used, which will allow it to be installed seamlessly in a variety of cars from Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Nissan, Ford, Lincoln, Audi, Jaguar, Acura, Honda, Volvo, Polestar and Infiniti.

The respective manufacturers will announce which models will gain this new version later in the year or at the beginning of 2023.

Trending Now

Mazda UK Takes MX-5 on Weeklong Racetrack Roadtrip to Showcase Greener Fuels

Car made complete trip using fuels made from sustainable sources Mazda investigating alternative fuel sources to lower emissions How do you make a Mazda...

Video: Hyundai shows the future of N

The motorsport division is trying to improve handling with its future N branded cars. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N will be the brand's...

Escalade and Camaro Could Become GM’s Next Sub-Brands

Escalade will handle crossovers and SUVs. Camaro will do the same but for physically smaller vehicles as well as sporty cars. General Motors’ newly-formed...

Renault and Nissan Postpone an Announcement About a Planned Restructuration

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has been tumultuous over the last few years. Both companies had planned an announcement about a future restructuring this week. ...

Over 1.7 Million Honda SUVs are Being Investigated Due to Seizing Rear Differentials

This defect could affect the 2018 to 2022 CR-V and HR-V. The problem can cause the rear wheels to lock up or the...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.