Apple has unveiled several CarPlay updates, including the introduction of Vehicle Motion Cues for iPhones and iPads. In the realm of automotive innovation, Google isn’t the sole tech giant making announcements. Vehicle Motion Cues, firstly, seek to alleviate motion sickness during travel. To achieve this, animated dots will be displayed on the screen’s edges, reflecting the vehicle’s movements. Although it may seem distracting at first glance, certain individuals may find it beneficial.

As Apple explained, “motion sickness is commonly caused by a sensory conflict between what a person sees and what they feel.” In this case, the screen you’re staring at is stationary while you feel the vehicle moving. Apple also noted Vehicle Motion Cues can be set to show automatically or can be turned on and off via the Control Center.

Moving on, CarPlay is getting an assortment of new accessibility features including Voice Control. It enables users to navigate and control apps with just their voice. Furthermore, the new Sound Recognition feature aims to aid people who are deaf or hard of hearing by displaying visual alerts when the system hears car horns or sirens. Lastly, Color Filters will make CarPlay’s interface easier to read and use for people who are colorblind.

When accelerating, the dots move from the top of the screen to the bottom, and then reverse when braking. While turning left would show the dots moving right and turning right would show the dots moving left.