Like many, you may be the type who relies on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) technology to get you through the day. No matter if you are typing on a Mac or talking with friends on an iPhone, you know where you are going to turn when technology is on your mind.
When looking at the future of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), it is easy to see that the company has big plans for integration with the automotive industry. If things progress as Cupertino plans, it is safe to say that the way you use technology in your vehicle is going to change forever.
This is something ABI Research recently took a closer look at, thanks to a blog post by Vice President and Practice Director Dominique Bonte.
As you probably know, Apple has announced a “music streaming service which will be integrated with the iOS7’s music application.” While this is important enough, Bonte talks about how it will play into the automotive industry:
“What makes all this very relevant to the connected car industry is Apple’s accompanying announcement that it will launch iOS in the Car in 2014 offering seamless integration with in-dash systems including controlling apps via the car display, steering wheel controls, and Siri Eyes Free. Applications include setting up phone calls, listening to music, messaging, and navigation and traffic information. Apple claims 12 car OEMs including Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Ferrari, Chevrolet, Infiniti, Kia, Hyundai, Volvo, Acura, Opel and Jaguar will integrate iOS 7 in the Car in their vehicles by 2014. “
As you can see, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is about to change the way you use technology in your vehicle. Cupertino has to be excited about the fact that it is already set to do business with many of the top manufacturers in the industry, including a variety of luxury brands. Even better is the fact that the technology is going to be rolled out by 2014. This is not that long from now.
It is clear at this point that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is looking to dominate the connected car industry in the near future. While there are other companies dabbling in this space, such as Microsoft, it will be interesting to see if Cupertino is able to come in and takeover from the start.
This feels like a big hit waiting to open.