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by Tom Nelson

Today Apple, along with featured car manufacturers, unveiled CarPlay, the ability to integrate iOS features into a car’s entertainment and display system.

ALT TEXTCourtesy of Volvo Car Group

CarPlay uses an automobile’s central touchscreen display, as well as any control surfaces the car manufacturer may include, such as steering wheel-mounted buttons, to activate and provide access to your iPhone’s features and apps.

Once you connect your iPhone to the system, using a standard Lightning charger cable, Siri, Maps, Messages, Music, and of course, phone services, are available directly through the car’s touchscreen and control systems.

Availability in 2014 will be limited to Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes, and Volvo. Additional car companies, including Ford, Chevrolet, BMW, Nissan, and Toyota, will add CarPlay in future models.

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