At WWDC 2013, Apple unveiled the iOS in the Car feature in iOS 7, which will allow you to mirror your iOS device to your car’s built-in display.
Apple says iOS in the Car takes “integration to a whole other level” by letting you access your Maps, messages, and other services without having to take your eyes off the wheel.
The feature is expected to be available in car models made by Honda, Mercedes, Nissan, Ferrari, Chevrolet, Kia, Hyundai, Volvo, Jaguar and a number of others manufacturers in 2014.
However, Apple hasn’t provided much details about how the feature will work.
Developer Hamza Sood who has discovered a number of hidden settings in iOS 7 beta, has discovered another hidden settings for iOS in the Car feature, which suggests that Apple will allow you to mirror your iOS device to your car’s built-in display not only over USB but also over Wi-Fi.
Looks like iOS in the car works over Airplay (those preferences set values in com.apple.airplay) pic.twitter.com/HuPwYq4ADM
— Hamza Sood (@hamzasood) July 8, 2013
It indicates that the next generation car consoles could come with AirPlay support and allow you to mirror your iOS device wirelessly to it’s built-in display just like Apple TV.
AirPlay support would make it extremely convenient as you don’t have to physically hook up your device. We also hope that Apple provides an option to connect the iOS device automatically to the car’s console without going through the hassle of setting it up every time using the geofencing feature.
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