The technology allows motorists to view and interact with certain iPhone 5 (and later) features through the in-dash display in their vehicles. The four features mentioned at the WWDC were:
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- placing telephone calls using Siri Eyes Free
- sending and receiving text messages and iMessages using Siri
- playing music from an iPhone using the vehicle's built-in audio controls
- getting directions and using satellite Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation with Apple Maps
Apple announced iOS in the Car at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2013. As of this writing, specific details about iOS car integration are scarce. It is not known if Apple will build the in-dash hardware itself or simply license iOS in the Car software to auto manufacturers.