The First Next-Gen Apple CarPlay Vehicles Have Been Announced
Apple first announced a revamped Apple CarPlay interface for cars with more than one screen back in June of 2022, but it’s been quiet ever since with no sign of the new feature coming to vehicles any time soon.
Now, two luxury carmakers have announced support for the updated CarPlay, with vehicles set to come to the market in 2024.
The new interface and its arrival in 2024 Aston Martin and Porsche vehicles was first reported by Car and Driver, with the focus being on advanced support for multiple displays — the current CarPlay implementation only works with the central infotainment display.
This next-generation CarPlay builds upon previous versions by integrating into all of the displays of a given vehicle and not just the central infotainment screen. Though the familiar CarPlay experience remains, multiple template options and special details ensure the interface reflects the ethos of a given brand.
While Porsche has yet to confirm exactly when it will start to offer vehicles with the new CarPlay experience, Aston Martin has been more forthcoming. The company says that drivers should look to the vehicles that launch in 2024, including the DB12 coupe and DB12 Volante as examples.
As the report notes, Porsche’s relation to the VW group and Aston Martin’s links to Mercedes should ensure that these features start to roll out to other cars in those groups eventually, too.