Apple granted patent for iOS steering-wheel remote
Discovered by Patently Apple in a group of 21 patents issued to Apple by the Patent and Trademark Office, the in-vehicle remote-control patent describes a product designed for drivers wishing to control their iOS devices more easily.
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Currently, drivers must fumble around with their iPhone, iPod, or iPad to change songs, get directions, or make calls if their car’s in-dash system doesn’t support iOS devices. This lack of integration can cause serious distractions for drivers.
Apple’s solution is a small device that would attach to any steering wheel, allowing users to connect to their iOS devices and control basic functions.
As pictured in the patent, the remote would resemble Apple’s iconic c… [Read more]
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