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Apple is finally making iOS in the car a reality.

Apple says an automotive version of its mobile operating system, dubbed CarPlay, will debut in Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo vehicles this week and will enable users to access functions of their iPhones on the vehicles' infotainment screens. Other automakers slated to integrate CarPlay include Honda, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Nissan and Toyota.

CarPlay, unveiled today at the Geneva auto show, works with an iPhone 5 or later model connected to the vehicle and reconfigures the display to suit a touch-screen display. Drivers will be able to make calls, use maps, listen to music and access text messages all through the center console. They can interact with CarPlay using Siri, the voice-controlled command system used on Apple smartphones.

 



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