Here are some videos of Apple’s CarPlay in action.
When you see it in action, it’s not just that you can see cars getting smarter, but you also realize how this kind of technology will help spur driverless cars. You could essentially use a future version of this technology as your command center, while the car drives itself. I imagine driverless cars to be like autopilot in planes where a driver still needs to know how to drive in an emergency situation.
This video is the most impressive demonstration of the technology we’ve seen so far.
The touchscreen in this car is huge, which seems ideal for this kind of system (bigger screen can mean bigger buttons to tap), but it’s a little laggy (especially when compared to current iPhone speed). That will need to be fixed before launch. The experience should be similar to using an iPhone. All of these systems, however, are demos right now, and should improve quite a bit before they ship to consumers. They are still quite impressive.
This is a weird video of b-roll outtakes. I don’t know if it really has any value, but we saw no reason not to include. The two videos above are much, much more interesting.