Apple’s CarPlay is already starting to have impact

“Apple’s CarPlay is already starting to have impact, it seems,” Dennis Sellers reports for Apple Daily Report. “Once a luxury item, embedded in-car navigation systems are now increasingly becoming less expensive and are offered in mass-market cars. At the same time, more and more car navigation units are becoming connected and multi-functional as they converge with other technologies in the car.”

“ABI Research expects the attachment of embedded in-dash factory installed navigation units to increase from 22% at the end of 2013 to 38% by 2019, representing a CAGR [compound annual growth rate] of 13.6%. However, this growth will be eclipsed by the number of smartphone-based navigation devices used in the car, particularly off-board devices, where navigation is performed in the cloud as opposed to on the device, says Gareth Owen, principal analyst at the research group,” Sellers reports. “‘With Apple launching CarPlay and Google probably about to launch something similar on the back of recent announcements about the Open Automotive Alliance initiative, this is probably the point at which smartphone-based navigation really starts to become relevant in the car,’ says Owen.”

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    1. So you’ve got an iWatch and iPhone with health sensors, GPS, two way communication, and if you have a fixed dock attached to the car, you can use the accelerometer to detect crashes, vehicle on side or upside-down, sensors for water, excessive heat … seems like you could have a cool ride monitoring system. Siri, link to satellite, open the pod bay doors, turn on chassis underlighting, darken windows, light afterburner, start dinner, etc…

  1. Automakers are going to be hesitant to stop producing navigation systems for their cars because they make excellent profits on such upgrades.

    I think for the near future you’ll see three basic option levels:

    1. Base stereo/control system
    2. Upgraded premium stereo system w/CarPlay (most common option)
    3. Navigation system, perhaps with top level subwoofer and/or other premium options as a package

  2. I’ll get in line for a new car when Apple provides a heads-up display for autos. No more having to shift focus from the road to the instrument panel to read speed, fuel level, and the like. Having a map up there will be a nice added feature.

  3. This is all nice, but I’m living in Europe, in a small country surrounded by other countries.
    When I cross the border, excessive roaming charges apply to my phone-calls – and even more so for data.
    So, unless that data-traffic can be made free, I’m not really interested in crowd-sourced traffic information.

    1. Wasn’t that supposed to be one of the selling points of the EU? I’m not advocating anyone giving up their national sovereignty, but I thought that some trade-offs like that – you know, the ones that actually benefit the people – would be something that would be done first.

      I guess things take time. “In Europe, 100 miles is a long way; in America, 100 years is a long time.”

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