“On August 1, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals new advances that could be coming to Apple’s new ‘iOS in the Car’ software in the future,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“Today we learn that Apple has deeper integration plans to take ‘iOS in the Car’ to another level,” Purcher reports. “Apple’s latest invention generally relates to in-vehicle self-configurable environments and more specifically to techniques and systems for storing configuration details in an iDevice like the iPhone.”
Purcher reports, “The new system will allow a future iPhone user to control their in-vehicle settings for power seats, mirrors, climate control, radio and more. Once set, the iPhone will be able to control settings even for a rented car. Apple envisions this software to eventually apply to a user’s home environment and beyond.”
Much more, including Apple’s patent application illustrations and diagrams, in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]