CarPlay Demo: iPhone Experience Inside the Ferrari FF
Detailed earlier this week, Apple's new CarPlay infotainment system is the Cupertino company's way of integrating your iPhone in the car. The system is designed to be an eyes-free solution that allows users to safely use their iPhone right in the car's built-in display. You can perform functions such as get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music. The goal is to mimic the mobile experience, but through a car's in-dash.
As you'd imagine, CarPlay heavily focuses on using Siri for voice control, which has been "specifically designed for driving scenarios" inside Apple's new CarPlay system. You'll be able to talk to your car and tell it what to do, including playing a particular song or reading your messages. All you need to do to activate Siri is press and hold the voice button on your steering wheel, and the digital assistant will pop up. During our brief demo, Siri worked incredibly well, and felt intuitive and natural in an auto environment.