Apple Unveils a New Touchscreen and iOS for Your Car

Apple is continuing its slow takeover of all of your electronics with the unveiling of “CarPlay.” The iOS and touchscreen display—which is rolling out in some high-end vehicles at the Geneva auto show—uses a familiar interface and voice commands to let drivers access a GPS, their music library, text messages, emails and other things you obviously need while driving a car down the highway. The cars will need one additional accessory to fully engage with the CarPlay experience however—an iPhone. A driver’s phone must be tethered to the interface in order to work. But, if you are the owner of a Ferrari (an automaker that along with Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo that will make the technology available later this year in new models), purchasing a new iPhone likely won’t be an issue …

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