Video shows off mapping and search capabilities of Apple's iOS in the Car on a simulator

Video shows off mapping and search capabilities of Apple's iOS in the Car on a simulator
A video taken by an iOS developer, appears to show the mapping and search functions of iOS in the Car, running on a simulator. The mapping application reveals a different UI made for the automobile version of iOS, and gives out turn-by-turn directions. Developer Steven Troughton-Smith made the video, which shows off the search prompt for iOS in the Car with voice-activated requests for "1 Infinite Loop", "Ice Cream" and "San Francisco".

Displaying the integration between the iPhone and iOS in the Car, Troughton-Smith then seeks directions to the Moscone Center on his handset and watches it appear on both the screen on the iPhone, and the 800 x 480 virtual display of the simulator. The developer notes that the feature is available in the shipping version of iOS 7.0.3, but it takes a lot of work to find it. Apple is expected to unveil iOS in the Car when it launches iOS 7.1, which is currently on its fourth beta version and could be rolled out in March.

It is unknown whether a virtual QWERTY would be included on the version of Apple's mobile OS made for the automobile. From this short video, it would seem that voice might be used instead as the sole input. Of course, the simulator is limited in its scope and the UI can always change before the final version is unveiled.

source: StevenTroughton-Smith via AppleInsider



5. ZeroCide

Posts: 819; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

It will lead your car into a ditch or lake or something.

11. teja171 unregistered

May be sometimes, wont even show up any results.

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

In my opinion it sill looks very poor compared to the other.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

iMaps has come a long way. Congratulations Apple.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apples mapping system is now excellent Mxy. Those of us who actually use it are the ones that know. We're the ones who've been there from the start, watching it mature, and boy has it. Kudos apple...

12. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Sorry daekjedi imaps is really really bad here in my country saudi arabia :( everytime i use try to use it cant even find a route in a maajor city !!!! On the other hand google is sooo great compared to imaps at least in my countey , Google even shows me the crowded roads so i avoid them . Anyway i believe in apple and im sure with years it will get it right, the must work harder

1. teja171 unregistered

I hate the word " i " infront of every apple product.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Safari. MacBook. Apple store. App Store.

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Got em lol. Silence...

10. teja171 unregistered

Apart from that, everything has an i prefix attached.

6. ripp747

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

"i" would agree with that statement.

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