“When iOS in the Car was introduced at this summer’s Worldwide Developer Conference, Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, the group that manages iTunes, iCloud, the App Store, iMessages, Siri and Maps, showcased a dozen auto marques, representing nine different makers: Honda/Acura, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan/Infiniti, Ferrari, Chevrolet/Opel, Kia, Hyundai, Volvo and Jaguar, noting that they ‘are all introducing iOS integration in 2014,'” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.

“He didn’t specifically clarify whether that meant they would all adopt iOS in the Car, as opposed to simpler efforts related to Siri Eyes Free,” Dilger reports. “However, the list of companies that already committed to support basic Eyes Free includes manufacturers that Cue didn’t list: BMW, Land Rover, Audi, Toyota and Chrysler.”

Dilger reports, “That indicates that Cue’s list of automotive iOS adopters isn’t just integrating hands free access to Siri; they’ve committed to launch the full enchilada on at least some of their cars next year. That list also isn’t exhaustive; there are additional significant automakers who have expressed interest in Apple’s plans but have not yet committed to its boldly aggressive insistence on deploying iOS in the Car by 2014. ”

Much more in the full article here.