Apple CarPlay was introduced for the first time in 2013 with all major vehicle manufacturers are partnering with it. The latest update on iOS 9.3 brings the enhancement CarPlay that is the Apple Music support and a Nearby feature in Maps.
CarPlay got an award as the best individual technology feature in a vehicle. This award is given by Autoblog at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show. They competed with the other 6 finalists: Audi Virtual Cockpit, Ford Sync 3, Google Android Auto, Smart Cross Connect App, Volkswagen MIB II, and Volvo Sensus Connect. CarPlay was chosen because it has the same UI with the iPhone that is used by the driver, so it gives the same experience when the driver uses it.
“Consumers will appreciate the straightforward approach with which CarPlay brings their iPhones to life on the vehicle’s touchscreen. CarPlay functions almost exactly the same way the smartphone does, which makes a user’s transition into the car seamless and simple.”
The feature that is appreciated is the Apple Maps on CarPlay. It is great for navigating.
“One of the best advantages of using CarPlay is that consumers can bring Apple Maps into their vehicles. Depending on the make and model of their cars, this can potentially save car owners from having to shell out hundreds or thousands of dollars to a dealership for an advanced navigation package.”
Does your car support the CarPlay?
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