CarPlay is the name of the software Apple created for controlling and interacting with your iOS device from your car’s infotainment system. It was previously called iOS in the car when Apple announced it alongside their iOS 7 announcements. The system would allow the user’s iPhone to completely “take over” for the system that’s in place from the car manufacturer. The list of manufacturers that will be releasing vehicles with this capability is quite large, and includes Ferrari, Volvo, Mercedes, Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot-Citroën, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Hyundai, Honda, Jaguar, BMW, Kia, Chevy, and even Ford.
Correction: The VW and Chrystler groups have not yet announced their participation.
The software will allow users to replace the often clunky software found in cars today with Apple’s custom iOS inspired design and Siri voice control. Hopefully manufacturers release updates to older cars, and this isn’t only a feature that will grace new vehicles, but that hasn’t been announced by any manufacturer yet.