In recent years we have seen how Apple and Google began to devote efforts to adapt and integrate their respective operating systems with the infotainment systems in cars. This is mainly due to a need for safer yet comfortable, the use of phones in the car, giving priority especially voice interaction.
In the cases of both companies began the development of their respective interfaces adapted to the need for smartphones that run software from these, they were connected by a cable to our vehicle. This is certainly a burden for any user, simply because you have to be aware every time you enter the car to connect your mobile to the car.
Wireless carplay with us since iOS 8.3
In order to solve this disadvantage with these systems, Apple announced the arrival in 2015, with iOS 8.3, Wireless carplay . Thus the intention to eliminate the physical link between iPhone and vehicle, with consequent speed and convenience that entails was evident. However, this change does not come as fast as expected.
It was not until 2016 that BMW has announced the first car compatible with this new feature carplay. Your BMW 5 Series will have the ability to connect with the iPhone wirelessly, and in turn allow the use of the functions provided by the Apple interface adapted.
Too late for your arrival?
Leaving aside the advantages of being able to use your phone with our voice, and using the onboard computer our car wirelessly, draws attention to the delay suffered by the implementation of this technology, you really come to consumers until 2017.
Without being a crucial change in the systems of an automobile, Apple and its industry partners have taken the time to implement it. And in my point of view, it may have taken too long.