Apple Looks To Bring iOS Interface To Car Manufacturers From Honda To Mercedes Benz

It’s about time. Apple is planning to put iOS into devices in cars from many major vehicle manufacturers, starting as early as 2014. Brands lining up for the project include Acura, Chevy, Ferrari, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Kia, Mercedes Benz, Nissan, and Volvo.

Microsoft Ford Sync
Microsoft and Ford teamed up for For Sync. Now, Apple is planning to put iOS in cars. Image credit: Microsoft.

Apple has already worked with some car manufacturers on support for its iDevices, but now it’s talking about put iOS onto in-car screens, which would be an entirely new (and important) step for the company. This is one area where Microsoft has already made a substantial investment. Ford SYNC uses Bluetooth to connect your phone to the car’s computer so you can activate GPS guidance and other features with your voice. It sounds like iOS In The Car will provide similar voice-activated capabilities, but you can bet that its support for your iPhone will be like peanut butter and jelly.