Honda Civic First Car to Get Apple’s iOS in the Car

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Honda Civic 2014

Honda will become the first automaker to use  iOS in the Car, including the feature in the 2014 Civic, according to the AFP and 9 to 5 Mac.

If true, Honda becomes the first of about 18 car makers who plan to support “iOS in the Car” a new feature in iOS 7 first announced in June.

With iOS in the Car, the car screen becomes a larger version of the iPhone screen, mirroring core apps like navigation, search, music, phone book and Siri voice commands.

iOS in the Car is expected to sweep the new car market, becoming available in almost 50 percent of new cars as a standard feature in 5 years, according to ABI Research.

Honda revealed on Twitter last week  that it will offer “iOS mirroring” on the new Civic. But later 9 to 5 Mac  and the AFP reported that the feature will actually be the first implementation of iOS in the Car.

Honda also announced last week it will offer a new 7-inch audio display screen in the Civic with a full tap and swipe touchscreen as standard on all trim levels except the LX.  “Available features” on the 2014 Civic will also include a blind spot display and “Lane Watch” feature as well as Smart Entry with push button start.

We should learn more on the Honda introduction by December 4.

Source: AFP, 9 to 5 Mac

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