updated 11:08 am EST, Tue January 28, 2014
Depicts voice, location-beaming features
New video from developer Steven Troughton-Smith shows iOS in the Car in action, running in iOS Simulator. The clip (below) shows Troughton-Smith going through some basic functions, including beaming a location from an iPhone to a virtual in-dash display. The dash also brings up a Siri prompt, asking people to speak a search term such as "1 Infinite Loop," "ice cream," or "San Francisco."
Troughton-Smith adds that iOS in the Car was included as far back as iOS 7.0.3, but that "an awful lot of work" is required to enable it. It's not clear when Apple will make the feature public. Officially the company has only promised 2014; the next likely target is the release of iOS 7.1, which may not debut until March.
iOS in the Car allows controlling core iOS functions through touchscreens in compatible vehicles. Currently, though, no cars support the technology. Only a handful even support Siri Eyes Free, a much more limited system that lets drivers tap a wheel-mounted button to trigger Siri commands.