For a better experience please change your browser to CHROME, FIREFOX, OPERA or Internet Explorer.
WWDC: Next-gen Apple CarPlay takes over gauges, dash displays

WWDC: Next-gen Apple CarPlay takes over gauges, dash displays

  • Apple said its next-generation of CarPlay will still arrive later in 2024
  • Apple CarPlay will expand to include both a vehicle’s touchscreen and digital gauge cluster 
  • The new system is said to have the ability to control vehicle functions such as the climate control system

Apple has been teasing a next-generation version of its CarPlay smartphone integration system since 2022. On Monday, during the company’s annual developer’s conference (known as WWDC), we got a closer look at the system that is expected to be rolled out later this year.

The biggest change will be the expansion beyond the infotainment screen. CarPlay will now take over the digital gauge cluster, as well any other screens on the dash, as the manufacturer permits.

Drivers won’t have to face a generic Apple design, though. The system will feature multiple templates and detail variations that will enable automakers to customize the look to suit specific brands. Aston Martin and Porsche have already given a taste of what their specific designs will look like.

Individuals will also be able to customize what they want displayed, and on what screens. Crucially, the system will be flexible enough to fit any screen shape or size.

There will also be new apps that let users control various vehicle functions, meaning there will be no need to swap in and out of the system. Apple mentioned functions like the climate control, drive modes, electronic driver-assist features, camera monitoring, and more.

There will also be pop-up notifications, Apple said. An example could be an indication of charge status or remaining charge time in an electric vehicle.

CarPlay will still rely on a connected iPhone to share app-related data, but integration with the gauge cluster will be made possible by a secure connection that allows CarPlay to communicate in real time with in-vehicle systems. So things like speed, rpm, and fuel level can be displayed without interruption.


leave your comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Toyota Succeed

Kshs. 750,000 (Negotiable)

-Toyota Vanguard

Kshs. 1,950,000 (Negotiable)

Land Rover Defender 110

Kshs. 1,650,000 (Negotiable)

Mercedes Benz Vito Van

Kshs. 1,700,000 (Negotiable)

Toyota Prado J95

Kshs. 1,150,000 (Fixed)