“On December 12, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a new aspect to their forthcoming ‘iOS in the Car’ product that will be supported by more than 18 car companies by the end of 2014,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“The invention generally relates to providing an in-vehicle infotainment system with a logical holistic ID methodology for coordinating multiple services with multiple devices automatically and seamlessly throughout the vehicle,” Purcher reports. “”

Much more, including Apple’s patent application diagram, in the full article here.

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