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Apple wants to integrate Maps and Siri with your car's dashboard

This could soon be on your car's dashboard

Apple seems to be poised to make inroads with its Maps solution. A new report claims that the Cupertino company might try to integrate its products, specifically Siri and Maps into the dashboards of people's cars.

Unnamed sources familiar with Apple's plans have told the folks at 9to5mac that this is indeed the case. Apple is developing a special version of its Maps app that will integrate with a car's dashboard and replace the proprietary built-in GPS solution that commonly found in cars today. Users will then be able to interact with Maps and the rest of iOS via Siri. This will all be possible by connecting an iOS device, probably via Bluetooth, with your car.

Sources say that this solution will most likely come as part of iOS 7 which is expected to launch at WWDC in June. But don't get excited yet, because these same sources mention that it will likely be a while before we actually see this implementation hit markets. Before that happens Apple will need to greatly improve its Maps app, which has received heavy criticism, as well as its voice commands and functions via Siri.

There's no word on which companies will integrate Apple's solutions into their cars. However we can take an educated guess because last year Apple did announce a partnership with BMW, Toyota and Honda among others for its "Eyes-Free Siri" service. It is likely that Apple will partner with these companies once again.

Source: 9to5mac

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