Last week, leaked images emerged showing screenshots of what iOS in the Car would eventually look like once implemented in cars. Today, developer Steve Troughton-Smith has published a video on YouTube showing it in real-time. It shows what would actually be display on an in-dash screen in your car, should it be compatible.
As well as that, he notes a number of features:
- Supports Multiple Resolutions
– Supports touchscreens (presumably single-touch?), hardware buttons, wheels and touchpads
– Does not support multitasking – car display will always show same current on-screen app as iPhone (which can be locked/asleep)
– Whitelisted to specific Apple apps – no public API for developers [yet?]
– Has no keyboard UI – voice recognition as input
– UI clearly subject to change
– Missing functionality in video is due to iOS Simulator not containing all the stock iOS apps
Since it’s still very much in beta, the user interface and feature list could change a lot. It’s also worth noting that the video was shot using iOS 7.0.3′s version of iOS in the Car. iOS 7.1′s version has already been proven to be slightly different in design.
Still, it’s nice to be able to see this feature actually works and does exist. It could well be one of the best unsung features of iOS in years to come.