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Enhanced Apple CarPlay to Debut in Porsche and Aston Martin Models

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Next-gen CarPlay 2024

Scheduled for a 2024 release, the advanced version of Apple’s CarPlay interface is set to offer increased customization options for automakers, with Porsche and Aston Martin being the initial brands to incorporate it, as per Car and Driver.

Unveiled initially in 2022, this upgraded CarPlay variant extends beyond the central touchscreen of vehicles, encompassing the entire dashboard, including the instrument cluster. This version facilitates a variety of templates and designs, allowing a more brand-specific user experience.

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Aston Martin’s Upgraded Apple CarPlay Interface

Specifically, Porsche’s iteration will feature a display comprising three round gauges, echoing its classic instrument cluster design, coupled with a background that resembles the brand’s iconic houndstooth seat pattern.

Conversely, Aston Martin is expected to adopt a digital instrument cluster design, featuring a rectangular information display flanked by a circular speedometer and tachometer. Notably, the tachometer will include the inscription “Handbuilt in Great Britain.”

Preview of iOS 16 and Enhanced Apple CarPlay

While the latest CarPlay version continues to depend on an iPhone connection for app data, its integration with the vehicle’s instrument cluster is enabled through a secure link. This allows for real-time communication with the car’s systems, enabling the display of vehicle-specific data such as speed, RPM, and fuel levels alongside app information.

Aston Martin has announced its intention to introduce the new CarPlay version in conjunction with its 2024 infotainment system update. While Porsche has not specified a launch date, it is in the process of releasing an improved My Porsche app. This app will permit drivers to control certain vehicle functions without leaving the CarPlay interface, addressing a major limitation of the current version. The 2024 updated Porsche Cayenne will be the first to offer this feature.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Next-gen CarPlay 2024

What is the release date for the next-generation Apple CarPlay?

The advanced version of Apple CarPlay is scheduled for release in 2024.

Which car brands will first integrate the new Apple CarPlay?

Porsche and Aston Martin are the first brands set to integrate the new Apple CarPlay.

How does the next-gen Apple CarPlay differ from its previous versions?

Unlike its predecessors, the next-gen CarPlay extends beyond the central touchscreen to the entire dashboard, including the instrument cluster, with customizable templates and designs for different brands.

What unique features will Porsche and Aston Martin include in their CarPlay interfaces?

Porsche’s CarPlay will feature a display with circular gauges and a houndstooth pattern background, while Aston Martin’s version will have a rectangular information box with a circular speedometer and tachometer, including a “Handbuilt in Great Britain” inscription.

Will the new CarPlay version require a continuous iPhone connection?

Yes, the latest CarPlay version still relies on a connected iPhone for app-related data but offers enhanced integration with the car’s systems for real-time information display.

When will Aston Martin debut the new CarPlay interface?

Aston Martin plans to debut the new CarPlay interface in 2024, alongside a new infotainment system.

Has Porsche provided a specific timeline for CarPlay integration?

Porsche has not given a specific timeline for CarPlay integration but is launching an updated My Porsche app in the meantime. The 2024 Porsche Cayenne will be the first model to support the new app features.

More about Next-gen CarPlay 2024

  • Car and Driver on Apple CarPlay
  • Porsche’s Official Website
  • Aston Martin Technology Updates
  • iOS 16 CarPlay Features
  • My Porsche App Release Information

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5 comments

Jenny_on_the_block December 21, 2023 - 6:10 pm

Just when I thought my iPhone was too much into my life, now it’s gonna be all over my car dashboard too? tech is taking over guys, not sure if that’s good or bad, lol

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Mike87 December 22, 2023 - 1:04 am

wow this is huge news, Porsche and Aston Martin getting the fancy Apple tech? that’s like, a match made in heaven for tech lovers and car enthusiasts!!

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CarFanatic December 22, 2023 - 1:41 am

honestly, I’ve always preferred the traditional dashboards but I guess we have to move with the times right? but hey, “handbuilt in great britain” – that’s a nice touch for Aston Martin lovers

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TechGuruLisa December 22, 2023 - 8:13 am

I’m curious about how this will play out in real life, like will the integration be smooth? and what about older models, will they get any love??

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EcoDrive December 22, 2023 - 10:28 am

interesting but what about the environmental impact? all this tech is cool and all but we need to think about sustainability too, just saying.

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