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Apple today shared a few WWDC 2024 coding sessions related to its upcoming next-generation CarPlay system ahead of its launch later this year.

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The sessions include lots of updated next-generation CarPlay images, with one revealing new Vehicle, Media, and Climate apps in action for the first time. MacRumors previously discovered evidence of these apps in the iOS 17.4 beta.

Next-generation CarPlay will be highly customizable, allowing automakers to tailor the design of the system to uniquely match their vehicles. Apple revealed a variety of different design options and layouts that will be possible, as shown below.

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Other images provide a closer look at the Vehicle and Climate apps, which will house vehicle settings and climate controls, respectively.

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Next-generation CarPlay will allow automakers to show custom alerts related to an electric vehicle's charging status, an available software update for the vehicle, and more. In addition, it will feature rear-camera integration, as shown below.

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Apple's website continues to say that the first vehicles with next-generation CarPlay will arrive in 2024, but it has yet to provide a more specific timeframe, and it did not provide any timing-related updates in the WWDC coding sessions. Aston Martin and Porsche previewed next-generation CarPlay vehicle designs late last year.

For more details about next-generation CarPlay, read our previous coverage.

Article Link: Apple Provides Updated Look at Next-Generation CarPlay at WWDC 2024
 
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CrysisDeu

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These mocks already look outdated.. they really should focus on making one experience for one layout (their own car’s OS) prefect.

There are way too many ideas/components in the mocks, and they are not thought out nor refined.

Also, there is 0 chance for carplay to replace native car OS. There’s way too much data auto manufacturers won’t be giving to them.

Just watched the actual talk. I appreciate the thought, but I honestly don’t think that’s enough. The new EV’s UI are crazy, and those need to be designed with hardwares in mind. Carplay is too generic for a car OS.

Carplay 2 is still trying to replace the current UI, rather than true innovation. I feel like it's going to be the next Home App/HomeKit, which just doesn't work

I mean.. compare to this, good luck Apple:

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bmolands

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An updated look at something no car maker is ever going to put in their car.
What are you smoking? I would absolutely not buy a car unless it had Apple CarPlay integration. Almost every major brand supports it. This is just the next generation. Yes, auto makers will have to take time to make it work.. but like they all did it with gen1. You still have to connect your phone to your car and your phone drives the interface.
 

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What are you smoking? I would absolutely not buy a car unless it had Apple CarPlay integration. Almost every major brand supports it. This is just the next generation. Yes, auto makers will have to take time to make it work.. but like they all did it with gen1. You still have to connect your phone to your car and your phone drives the interface.
What they mean is CarPlay 2, which takes over everything. Automakers want to monetize their infotainment systems and they can't do that with CarPlay in the way.
 

RedTheReader

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It’s too bad it… doesn’t exist. As in, it’s vaporware. Don’t get me wrong, I was looking forward to this so much two and a half years ago when they showed it off the first time, but how little any carmakers’ talked about it’s killed any enthusiasm. I’m still very glad they showed this off, as it at least confirms it doesn’t not exist because of/on Apple’s side. Whoever’s fault it is though, I’ve no confidence it’s coming.

By now we should have heard active confirmation on next generation cars and demos of live working versions on vehicles that would have it. Instead, there’s been radio silence, some makers that were undecided earlier, like Mercedes, vocally confirmed they won’t adopt it, and we only have two makers that seem to have any interest at all. So sad… maybe one or two cars will have it as options and thereby… become my only preferable options.

What are you smoking? I would absolutely not buy a car unless it had Apple CarPlay integration.
The old version isn’t going away and most carmakers, I’m confident, will have that one. The majority of people who (rightfully) say they won’t buy a car without phone mirroring (ie, current CarPlay or Android Auto) won’t know or care about this futuristic version, even if the cars inevitably become filled with screens, which seems to (have) be(en) happening anyway. I’m convinced that even makers who were bullish about being the "anti-GM” and never getting rid of CarPlay… like Ford, won’t be adopting this next generation CarPlay, and will just play dumb about it when I asked her straight up, say you know if they’re backed into a corner in terms of making a statement versus not. So until and unless carmaker starts showing it off, I’m not gonna believe that they’re going to get rid of their own operating systems, with all the subscriptions and ads that they can possibly want loaded into them, anytime soon.

Google/Android won.
 

bmolands

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What they mean is CarPlay 2, which takes over everything. Automakers want to monetize their infotainment systems and they can't do that with CarPlay in the way.
I get that, but until automakers stop making absolute crap for infotainment software, the demand for CarPlay is going to force their hand. Competition for good Infotainment software is a good thing for consumers.
 

boss.king

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What are you smoking? I would absolutely not buy a car unless it had Apple CarPlay integration. Almost every major brand supports it. This is just the next generation. Yes, auto makers will have to take time to make it work.. but like they all did it with gen1. You still have to connect your phone to your car and your phone drives the interface.
CarPlay as it exists now is widely available. It was adopted because auto manufacturers didn't consider the long-term control they would lose over their in-car experience and the potential loss of continued monetisation options. They've since come around and some are even getting rid of CarPlay 1 from their stack.

CarPlay 2, the thing I was talking about and that this thread is about, has been widely panned by basically every major car manufacturer and has gained basically zero traction since it was first announced. Users might want it, but point me to a single major mainstream car manufacturer who's announced plans to implement it... I'll wait.
 

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I get that, but until automakers stop making absolute crap for infotainment software, the demand for CarPlay is going to force their hand. Competition for good Infotainment software is a good thing for consumers.
lots of them are actually not crap, and other auto makers will follow soon, or die. I just don't see CarPlay to be the winner in the long term.
 
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entropys

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Automakers at the very least will want to brand the system as their own, perhaps with their own forks.
I doubt Apple will be that keen to go along.
it is sad really.
 

macduke

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I hate the crappy interfaces that car markers build. I just want Apple all the way across. It’s annoying to me that my Telluride X-Pro has one continuous display across with a small gap between the dash display and the CarPlay display, and it can’t just be used for both with an update. Like I can’t even see the car’s built in maps in my dash, much less Apple’s. Or what music is playing or anything. The only cool thing it can do is it shows blind spot cameras in the side mirrors on each side when I use the turn signal.
 

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You realise this allows you to set them up how you like?

actually, just thinking about that could have all sorts of regulatory implications.
Exactly so. Some of the examples here look very good, some look like a hot mess. But you're right — this does cause some serious safety concerns. I just know I'm gonna keep tapping past the 'button' and it's going to distract the hell out of me.
 

Tagbert

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Can I please just put the temp on my CarPlay screen.
If the car maker supplies the data in the CarPlay API, then I’m sure you could get it. CarPlay depends on manufacturers to connect the data feeds for temperature, battery charge, etc.
 
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Hildy

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This is sad, I was borked on CarPlay 1 on my last vehicle purchase as it came out for the subsequent model year due to slow implementation. I have it in my 2022 Audi and immediately wished I could use my iPhone/CarPlay navigation in my HUD or digital driver’s dash. When CP2 was announced I was thrilled that it would definitely be in my 2024 Audi, and now I’m starting to question that likelihood.

I prefer Apple have my data access rather than Audi.
 

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So basically, 99.9% of us will never see these updates. Why doesn't Apple just focus on the infotainment and leave the rest to the car manufacturers?

No car manufacturer will ever fully implement this, as it takes a huge amount of control away from the manufacturer.

I personally love CarPlay, and head up display integration is great, maps on the clusters too, but anything else is just ridiculous.
 

beanbaguk

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This is sad, I was borked on CarPlay 1 on my last vehicle purchase as it came out for the subsequent model year due to slow implementation. I have it in my 2022 Audi and immediately wished I could use my iPhone/CarPlay navigation in my HUD or digital driver’s dash. When CP2 was announced I was thrilled that it would definitely be in my 2024 Audi, and now I’m starting to question that likelihood.

I prefer Apple have my data access rather than Audi.
Why do you prefer Apple has your info? Audi would still have this data, but you are now sharing it with two companies. Ultimately, Audi is the better choice as they are the ones developing your car. Not Apple.
 
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Scoob Redux

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wow, that looks awful. I guess customers are willing to buy cars with cheap screens for instruments and controls rather than quality gauges and buttons. :rolleyes:
 
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