The application, which allows you to use your iPhone through your car’s dashboard, is intended to prevent distractions while driving, as per the claim of Apple’s Vice President of iPhone and iOS Product Marketing, Greg Joswiak. However, the reality may be otherwise.
David Teater, the Senior Director of US National Safety Council does not agree with that rather making drivers concentrate on the job in hand, this application may distract them and increase the number of road accidents.
Teater believes that automobile manufacturers should focus only on enhancing driving experience rather working hard to enable drivers to do other things.
Bruce Hamilton, the Manager of Research and Communications at the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, expressed similar concerns and feels that the CarPlay is merely a motivation for drivers to use their phones more while on the roads.
Questioning the intention of Apple and car makers regarding the safety of their customers, Hamilton believes that this application is intended only for people who want to be on their iPhone all the time even while driving. The desire comes prior to safety in this case.
CarPlay is currently available for Ferrari, Volvo and Mercedes-Benz vehicles, while many other renowned automobile manufacturers such as Honda, Mitsubishi, BMW, Chevrolet, Citroen, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, etc. are in line to get this technology in a few months.
CarPlay possesses several features such as text message dictation, Siri voice control system, access to iTunes Radio and hands-free calls, so that you can focus more on the road while driving.
So, what’s your opinion; do you love Apple’s CarPlay or you are against it?
Suhail is a journalist who loves everything about technology driven cars. He keeps a keen eye on the latest developments in automotive industry and shares the news as it breaks.
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