It’s no big secret that Apple and Android are both trying to be the first to be a standard addition to the dashboard of your next brand new vehicle. Well, Apple has already been granted a slew of patents allowing them to start converting iOS to be the in-dash interface for new vehicles.
The rumors are flying as the auto industry tries to find an infotainment interface that actually works in vehicles. This will most likely be an LCD interface with tactile feedback, head-up display in the armrest, screens that respond to laser pointers, and a camera that can even detect the drivers head position.
The new patent actually builds on a patent that dates back to 1992. The LCD screen might actually have ridges on it to guide the drivers fingers to different areas of the screen without taking their eyes away from the road.