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|There have been rumors and dreams for year of an iCar – a car made by Apple. Volkswagen’s iBeetle isn’t the iCar, but it might be the closest thing we’re going to get.|
Apple and Volkswagen have teamed up to bring special iPhone connectivity to the iBeetle. (Yes, that’s really the name of the car.) Announced today at the Shanghai Auto Show, the car has a unique docking station for the iPhone on the dashboard. The phone snaps in and then integrates with the car’s navigation and audio systems. It can power the GPS dash and the car’s stereo. The phone can also connect with the car wirelessly.
But how is this any different from pairing your phone with your car via Bluetooth? There’s a special Volkswagen app that allows the iPhone to integrate with other services in the car.