The Car is not a toy, but you can Play with it

Published April 17, 2014

The Verge posted a hands on video of the new CarPlay interface from Apple - Siri in your car, basically.

It looks good. Well, no, it looks rubbish. But compared to what my current car does (which is nothing) and what other cars look like (which is awful), it’s not a bad step up.

The crucial thing about this new wave of in-car tech is that they are apps, they are upgradable, and so you don’t end up with a car with a CD player in it long after you ditched all those little round discs.

A while back, I wrote about my desire to get a new car, and even rounded up a few candidates. Terrifyingly, that was almost two years ago and I haven’t lifted a finger since then. I still desperately want some new machinery, but my existing car is clinging on. Now, with CarPlay on the horizon and ready to talk to my phone, there’s something else to wait for.

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