Apple updated CarPlay with new design and better Siri support in iOS 13

Apple at its WWDC 2019 annual developer conference on Monday announced a big update to Apple CarPlay. The ‘biggest’ CarPlay update ever, Apple says. The updated will be rolled out along with iOS 13 later this year. The new CarPlay features an updated visual design, improved Siri support and a “light mode,”.
Based on the demo Apple showed on stage at the unveiling, the standout feature is the updated design look. CarPlay will get a new dashboard in iOS 13 that can show multiple apps in a single view, like Maps and Music. Apple will also bring a refreshed calendar app which will be able to show more relevant information, and the Music app to more prominently feature album art, favorites, and new music discovery.
One of the more refreshing updates in usability in iOS 13 is that opening an app on the connected phone won’t trigger the app to open in CarPlay. Apple says it’s making this change so that, for example, “passengers can pick a song on the device while the driver can keep looking at Maps.” Another is that Apple will make it possible for automakers to allow CarPlay to show up on other screens (like digital instrument clusters).
Apple is also including Siri functionality with third-party navigation and music apps, and Apple says it’s rolling out full hands-free “Hey Siri” support that will use a car’s built-in microphone. Apple announced CarPlay will be able to automatically adjust to more screen sizes and resolutions than it currently supports, too.
The new CarPlay will also include a “Do Not Disturb While Driving” mode that stops notifications, building on the feature that’s currently available on iPhones