A YouTube video posted by an iOS developer on Tuesday appears to show the mapping functions of Apple’s upcoming iOS in the Car system, with voice-activated destination search and turn-by-turn directions among the features on display. The 88-second-long video shows the iOS simulator running on what appears to be an OS X Mavericks desktop with a virtual 800 pixel by 480 pixel display connected.
Last week, app developer Steven Troughton-Smith shared a series of screenshots of what seemed to be Apple’s “iOS in the Car” feature announced by Apple as “coming soon” to iOS 7 devices. The feature is intended to allow an iOS device to take over the in-dash display of a car, providing access to navigation, phone functions, messages, and music. Troughton-Smith has now posted a video showing iOS in the Car in action, via a barebones implementation that is actually present in the already released iOS 7.0.3 but not accessible by default. The video shows the feature being run in the iOS Simulator software for developers, with the in-dash display represented by a separate 800×480 window.