A smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car, CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them on your car’s built-in display. You can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all while staying focused on the road.

Creating Apps for CarPlay

Audio apps can deliver music, news, podcasts, and more. Communication apps that work with Siri can be updated to appear in CarPlay. Navigation apps can provide detailed maps, destination search, route guidance, and user notifications. Apps by automakers can provide vehicle-specific controls and displays to keep drivers connected without leaving CarPlay.

New in iOS 14, EV Charging, Parking, and Quick Food Ordering apps can be updated to appear in CarPlay. In addition, all CarPlay apps can take advantage of the CarPlay framework to provided a consistent design, optimized for use in the car.

Accelerate Your App with CarPlay

CarPlay Audio and Navigation Apps

Developing CarPlay Systems

Learn how to update your vehicle system to support the latest CarPlay features. Add support for dynamically changing screen sizes, second screens such as instrument clusters, and even irregularly shaped displays. Learn how to support "Hey Siri" for hands-free voice activation. If you are interested in a CarPlay system, learn more about the MFi Program.

Advances in CarPlay Systems

Developing Wireless CarPlay Systems

Developing CarPlay Systems, Part 1

Developing CarPlay Systems, Part 2