With Siri Eyes Free, Apple made its first attempt to make the iPhone part of the car’s internal system. With iOS 7 came a new feature, “iOS in the Car”. By mirroring your iPhone’s contents on the car’s in-dash monitor, it transforms your phone and your in-car experience, and goes some way to ensuring that your iPhone is more involved in your daily commuting than ever before.
A source has confirmed to 9to5Mac that the feature will be making its way to next year’s Honda Civics.
“A source close to the company tells us the feature is “more than just simple mirroring” and indeed part of Honda’s implementation of iOS in the Car. Collaboration with Apple first started in 2011 and Honda initially announced Siri Eyes Free, but the new 2014 Civic will be the first of its vehicles to expand its collaboration with Apple to the new iOS in the Car features. We’re told Honda plans to announce new iOS integration features the first week of December. We’ve reached out to Honda for an official comment and we’ll update if we hear back.”
For those of you frustrated by having to have your iPhone on a stand, or being held awkwardly be a passenger, the inclusion of this feature in to such a popular road car is a big boost. I can’t wait to see it in action.