At the moment there are several car manufacturers who support Apple’s iOS devices to be plugged into their vehicles, although during Apple’s WWDC this year in June, the Cupertino company announced the iOS in the Car feature which was basically an extension of Siri Eyes Free, and thanks to Hamza Sood, it looks like the feature could extend even to AirPlay in vehicles, assuming that the manufacturer offers its support to begin with.
Pictured above is a screenshot in the iOS 7 beta under the “Accessory Developer” settings menu, showing three toggle switches which are preferences linked to AirPlay. One of them shows iOS in the Car over WiFi, suggesting that Apple’s partnership with several vehicle manufacturers could see them installing AirPlay supported equipment in their vehicles, or at least offering it as part of an upgrade. With this feature we can only imagine it would be a lot more convenient to use your phone in your car, and you might not even have to take it out of your pocket or bag, making it a much safer option. Of course the extent of this remains to be seen and tested in real life situations, but for now the possibilities don’t seem too shabby.
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