“Apple is a tough competitor in the smartphone and tablet markets, and it wants to translate those services over to the auto industry,” Tiffany Kaiser reports for DailyTech.
“The tech giant from Cupertino, Calif. hopes to push BlackBerry and Microsoft aside when it comes to dashboard space in cars for navigation, music, emails, etc.,” Kaiser reports. “With the iPhone being one of the most popular smartphones in the world, some automakers are jumping onboard with the idea of allowing iOS connectivity in their vehicles.”
Kaiser reports, “In fact, Honda, Hyundai, Volkswagen’s Audi, BMW, Toyota Motor Corp., Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover, Jaguar and the Chrysler Group LLC plan to use Apple’s Siri Eyes Free service in models released as early as this year… ‘It’s something that people want, and I think that Apple can do this in a unique way and better than anyone else,’ said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, regarding iOS compatibility in vehicles. ‘It’s a key focus for us.'”
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