New Apple iOS boasts new car features

June 11, 2013 12:00 AM

The tech world is abuzz is with the news of Apple's new iOS system, which is slated to revamp the way drivers interact with their phones while in a car. 

This new operating system will connect a mobile device with a vehicle's in-dash display. Owners of the iPhone 5 will be able to make calls, send and receive text messages, utilize the Siri function, get directions and access their music library in a safer manner, reports. The automobile's display screen is going to have a special Apple homepage designed to provide easy controls for iOS users. 

"[About] 95 percent of cars sold today have integrated music playback and control an iOS device, but we want to take this integration to a whole nother level," said Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president, as quoted by Forbes. 

By 2014, Apple plans to integrate it into a host of popular cars, including models from automakers like Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Chevrolet, Kia, Hyundai and more. Additional details about the technology should be released in the coming months, and in the meantime, drivers can make sure they're getting a car tune up or vehicle maintenance needed to have their automobile's technology in top condition. 

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