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Apple’s Plan for Cars: Using iPhone to Control A/C, Seats, Radio and More

  • Company looks to build on success of CarPlay, launched in 2014
  • Initiative, known as ‘IronHeart,’ is still in the early stages
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WATCH: Apple wants to control more of your car.Source: Bloomberg)
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Apple Inc., whose CarPlay interface is used by millions of motorists to control music, get directions and make phone calls, is looking to expand its reach within cars. 

The company is working on technology that would access functions like the climate-control system, speedometer, radio and seats, according to people with knowledge of the effort. The initiative, known as “IronHeart” internally, is still in its early stages and would require the cooperation of automakers.