Forget fighting for the AUX cord, or awkwardly sharing the driver’s iPhone password.
Apple has used its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to unveil SharePlay for Apple CarPlay, allowing passengers to request control of the vehicle’s music while on the move.
“Now when the driver’s iPhone is connected to CarPlay, any passenger’s iPhone will automatically suggest joining their session. Just tap to connect,” said Anne Park Shedlosky, director of software program management at Apple.
“From there, it’s easy to play your favorite music, control playback and enjoy the journey together.”
Although it announced SharePlay, Apple was very quiet about CarPlay at WWDC.
It used the event last year to announce plans to take over the entire car interface, from the central infotainment touchscreen to the dials, navigation and climate controls.
The first vehicles to feature the system are set for a late 2023 debut, but we’ve yet to hear anything about which cars will be used.
Since then, several automakers have rejected the idea of letting Apple take over their cabins entirely.