After being around a while I realized that this belongs in this rumors thread much more than in the model specific thread I originally posted it in, so I am pasting it in hopes that it’ll be more well received;
I am a relatively new Volvo owner (2018 XC90 T6 Inscription w/P*) and new to the forum, so forgive me if I have miscategorized this post but after having a look around I didn't see a more logical location for this or a post already covering it. I am sure that most responses will be guesses and conjecture, but I am hoping for some insight/thoughts about Volvo's application of software updates/new technology...
At Apple's WWDC conference this week, they announced a whole host of updates for Carplay integration in the new iOS 13 that will be released this fall (with developer betas having rolled out this week). Their updates to Carplay specifically include:
- New Carplay Dashboard
- New Calendar App
- Home Screen Redesign
- Apple Music Redesign
- Album Art in "Now Playing"
- Bluetooth Album Art
- Apple Maps Update
- Junction View in Apple Maps
- Smaller Siri Screen
- Adjustable Screen Size (Automaker Option)
- Second Video Stream Support (Automaker Option)
- Irregular Screen Size Support (Automaker Option)
- Hey Sir Support (Automaker Option)
- Do Not Disturb While Driving
- Light Mode
- Independent App Views
Most of the options listed are on the Carplay end and will be retroactive/automatically applied for vehicles with Carplay and devices that are running iOS 13, and they're all very exciting enhancements (for me)... BUT, I am the most excited about the possibility of the ones that are listed as being an option for an Automaker to enable/support/develop, and more specifically the Second Video Stream Support! It would be wonderful to be able to see my Carplay Screen on the gauge TFT screen rather than the Volvo map, which is adequate, but feels inadequate at times. What are everyone's thoughts/opinions on the likelihood of Volvo developing these enhancements for current Sensus models? Some Automakers are already working on developments for the Carplay enhancements with the intention of having them live when iOS 13 is publicly released; How far behind the public release do you think Volvo would probably be? Really looking forward to the discussion around this, and hope to not be disappointed, but I also realize that this could be a pipe dream.