Tuesday, July 9, 2024

iOS 18: Vehicle Motion Cues

Tim Hardwick:

According to Apple, research shows that motion sickness is commonly caused by a sensory conflict between what a person sees and what they feel, which can prevent some users from comfortably using iPhone or iPad while riding in a moving vehicle.

Vehicle Motion Cues are designed to avoid this sensory conflict with the use of visual elements on the display that indicate real-time changes in motion.


If you turned on the feature, you should now see the motion cues – roving little dots – around the edges of your iPhone or iPad screen.

I wonder whether this also applies to the CarPlay display.


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I’d imagine the motion cues are already there through the windscreen which should be close enough to the CarPlay display - as well as the fact people won’t be staring at a CarPlay screen for long periods - more like glances.

@Niall I have a passenger who focuses on the CarPlay screen.

I get carsick if I try to read in a car, but I've never had a problem with CarPlay. But as Niall pointed out, I never look at the CarPlay display for very long. Also CarPlay never displays very much text. Michael, I'm curious what your passenger is focusing on?

@Jim Either Now Playing or the map—seems to be better for carsickness than looking out a side window.

So they are focusing on CarPlay as an *antidote* for carsickness? Interesting.

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