Apple Looking to Expand CarPlay With New Integrations for AC, Seats, Instrument Cluster, and More

Apple is looking to expand CarPlay‘s functionality to include controls for the air conditioning system, the radio, speedometer, the seats, and more, according to a new report from Bloomberg.



From the report:

The company is working on technology that would access functions like the climate-control system, speedometer, radio and seats, according to people with knowledge of the effort. The initiative, known as “IronHeart” internally, is still in its early stages and would require the cooperation of automakers.

IronHeart would take CarPlay a step further. The iPhone-based system could access a range of controls, sensors and settings, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the project is secret.

That includes inside and outside temperature and humidity readings, temperature zones, fans and the defroster systems, settings for adjusting surround-sound speakers, equalizers, tweeters, subwoofers, and the fade and balance, seats and armrests, the speedometer, tachometer and fuel instrument clusters.

More to follow…

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