By Segun Oniyide
Apple makes its next move in hands-free smartphone technology for car drivers when it unveils a new, integrated iPhone voice-control system .
Carmakers have already enabled some access to smartphones via bluetooth technology, but Apple’s latest offering aims to integrate iPhone functionality more seamlessly with dashboard-mounted display and speaker systems.
CarPlay enables drivers to access to contacts stored on the iPhone, make calls, return missed calls or listen to voicemails
without taking their hands from the steering wheel.
Drivers can also use maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch, Drivers will also be able to read messages and dictate responses via Apple’s voice-activated Siri software.
CarPlay will also be available in cars from manufacturers including BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota Motor Corp.