This action of Apple also reminds the outside world a lot. Is it preparing for the next step in building a car? From the automotive industry circle to the user level, there are also many questions. What is the difference between the bottom layer of the new version of CarPlay and when can it be used? In particular, can our domestic users experience this globally synchronously?cell phoneCar even new experience and so on.
In addition to the information that you can see at the press conference and the public information on Apple’s official website, the car has also learned more about the key issues related to the new version of CarPlay, and may be able to answer the questions of many friends.
1. How difficult is it to get into the car with the new version of CarPlay?
Since the new version of CarPlay has a relatively large upgrade and is a wireless connection, there are two obvious difficulties in the adaptation: 1. How to ensure the real-time synchronization of more information. 2 is how to adapt to screens of different sizes and resolutions, synchronize more data and realize control function takeover.
The first point is that the underlying connection of the new version of CarPlay is a brand-new architecture, which can read system data in the car in real time, and many connections read information locally.
Second, we learned that it is not difficult to adapt to screens of different sizes and resolutions, but the key point is to adapt to fixed-point models. To put it bluntly, Apple and car companies need to adapt to each model separately.
At the same time, more in-depth integration and integration with the car manufacturer is required to display the speed, adjust the temperature and the radio. Therefore, the time must be longer, so it is understandable why the first adapted models will not be launched until 2023.
2. What are the changes in the developer interface of the new version of CarPlay?
In fact, CarPlay has provided rich developer capabilities before. In the new version of CarPlay, a very important change is to strengthen the support for third-party map applications.
Developers can also develop interfaces based on the map to develop more new functions. It is said that a pizza delivery shop in the United States has developed a function that can directly complete the ordering outside on CarPlay.
3. What changes can we see before the fully adapted model is launched?
Since the new model fully compatible with the new version of CarPlay multi-screen linkage will not be launched until 2023, the upgrade of the new version of iOS 16 will definitely be earlier. Can only iOS 16 experience some new changes?
In fact, there are some new things to experience. There are two typical ones. One is that after connecting CarPlay, you can use the Siri assistant to input and reply to the information, and you can read it aloud before sending, and then send it after confirmation; the other is the map Added the function of setting multiple waypoints, and friends who have models that support CarPlay can try it.
4. Why are there no Chinese car brands among the partners of cooperative car companies?
This issue should be of concern to many domestic users. We did not see domestic car brands in the list of cooperative car companies announced at the press conference. According to Chedongxi’s understanding, this should be a matter of advancing the process, and more brand car companies will join in the future.
But from another perspective, this aspect is related to Apple’s promotion of CarPlay applications in the Chinese market, and it is also related to the enthusiasm of Chinese car brands to adapt CarPlay in China.
At present, Apple has not given up on domestic car companies, but it has not spoken publicly. Recent media reports have also confirmed this. Since May 30 this year, Apple has started recruiting application engineers related to automotive experience on its official website, providing integration support for automotive partners, and assisting developers in completing system certification with Apple. Obviously, this is not to promote the adaptation of CarPlay.
As can be seen from the specific introduction, this role is a hybrid role between technical engineering and project management, and will be responsible for providing technical design and development guidance, handling certification records for the entire car experience project (including CarPlay, car keys in wallet), and facilitating Communication between Apple and global automotive industry engineering.
5. When iOS enters the instrument and central control, how to ensure data privacy?
At the press conference, my first reaction to seeing the new version of CarPlay taking over multiple screens in the car was data security, especially if various driving data and central control permissions were taken over by CarPlay, users would definitely have concerns about data privacy and security. .
What I learned from this aspect is that Apple’s solution to privacy issues is still the same, that is, to try to process data on the device side and not collect user information; After the data is acquired and displayed and controlled, the connection is disconnected, and the data is completely cut off. At the same time, the data is only stored in the car, and will not be uploaded or transmitted to the mobile phone.
Through the above understanding, everyone should feel that the new version of CarPlay has rich expandable space in addition to the display interface that makes our eyes shine. In fact, a lot of corresponding processing has also been done in the underlying architecture and data security. At the same time, when Apple is focusing its attention on the car, how to quickly spread it to more mainstream models will take more time, not as simple as iOS pushing an OTA.