CarPlay

A smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car, CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them on your car’s built-in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all while staying focused on the road.

Creating Apps for CarPlay

Audio apps can deliver music, news, podcasts, and more using a consistent design that’s optimized for use in the car. Apps by automakers can provide vehicle-specific controls and displays to keep drivers connected without leaving CarPlay. Messaging and VoIP apps that work with Siri can be updated to appear in CarPlay.

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Videos

Enabling Your App for CarPlay

Understand how to enable your audio, messaging, VoIP calling or automaker app for CarPlay. Audio, messaging and VoIP calling apps use a consistent design that’s optimized for use in the car. Automaker apps provide vehicle specific controls and displays to keep drivers connected without leaving CarPlay. Explore best practices and learn about the tools and frameworks for CarPlay apps.

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Developing Wireless CarPlay Systems

Wireless CarPlay is perfect for any trip. Get in your car without taking your iPhone out of your bag or pocket, and start experiencing CarPlay effortlessly. Learn how to design your CarPlay system to connect wirelessly to iPhone. Understand hardware requirements, best practices for a great user experience, and how to optimize the pairing and reconnection process.

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Developing CarPlay Systems, Part 1

Learn how CarPlay works and how to design your car’s infotainment system to work seamlessly with iPhone. Understand best practices for a great user experience that integrates CarPlay with the car’s native system.

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Developing CarPlay Systems, Part 2

Understand how CarPlay is designed to work with your car’s resources including the display, speakers, microphone, user inputs, steering wheel controls, instrument cluster and sensors.

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