bloomberg on Thursday. According to the report, Apple is hard at work on a project called “Ironheart”, which would allow Users to control more functions of their vehicles. This could give iOS users access to a car’s radio, heat and air conditioning controls, power seats and even gauge clusters.The tech giant’s automotive technology ambitions don’t seem to end there, according to a new report from
Bloomberg sources said the idea is to provide a one-stop solution to ease the frustration CarPlay users have flipped between smartphone mirroring systems for media, but native controls for other vehicle functions. Apple did not immediately return a request for comment, but silence is expected on this type of secret project. Sources also compared the project to how Apple approached its smartphone and health ecosystem to provide a single location for all controls.
Project Ironheart comes as Apple’s latest round of work to slow down the iPhone and its Watch in cars.The most useful new initiative ever, for example, is currently only available with BMW vehicles. it also comes live in flux. Although it looked like the project was prepared for takeoff earlier this year Things got cold after Apple lost its top , ex-Tesla veteran Doug Fields, to Ford. If and when we ever get an Apple Car, Ironheart could be an important building block.