Apple’s next generation CarPlay allows auto manufacturers to license the OS | Don’t look now but Apple is back to licensing an operating system after decades::undefined

  • @FoxBJK
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    02 months ago

    I’m not sure I follow. Are you looking to add any app to your phone that would fulfill the CarPlay features like maps/music/phone on the car’s display? I’m only using Apple’s OS these days so I can’t speak to Android, but presently you can use any music app, any maps app, and any communications app that supports Apple’s API. Are you saying you want other apps to be able to send that experience to the car, and/or are you looking for a FLOSS system to run on the car itself?

    • @TheGrandNagus@lemmy.world
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      22 months ago

      Right now, Apple and Google each have their own proprietary system for communicating with cars and showing their system.

      If a new smartphone OS came out, or, say, Samsung wanted an Android Auto alternative, it wouldn’t work on any existing cars, and even for new cars, they’d perhaps struggle to get automakers on board in supporting them.

      I want that back end that exists on cars to be replaced with an open, standardised system that Apple, Google and anybody else that wants to can use to provide a CarPlay/Android Auto-like experience.

      • @FoxBJK
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        22 months ago

        Gotcha. That kind of thing will have to be mandated by our governments because no automaker has anything to gain from that kind of open system.