Some good news if you don’t really care for driving with Apple Maps, which seems to be just about everybody: with the latest iOS 12 update, you can now run third-party map apps from Apple CarPlay. Yes, including the objectively better Google Maps. This is good news.
Oh, here’s a fun one. You may remember Cadillac’s CUE as the long-running poster child for how terrible in-car infotainment systems and interfaces are, to the point where the laggy and convoluted setup actually dinged Cadillac’s cars in Consumer Reports. Now Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen is here with The Takes…
Hey, BMW. Focus here, bud. Look at me. You seem warm. Do you have a fever? Is everything OK? Is there any reason why, in any circumstance, you would think it is normal or acceptable to turn some standard-ass Apple CarPlay software into a subscription? You know this stuff is included on a $17,000 Honda Fit, right?
Despite being a refreshingly simple and useful interface compared to most in-car infotainment systems, which tend to be horrible, Apple CarPlay has long been quite annoying for one thing: you need a cord to plug it in. Now, there’s a solution. Supplier Harman has announced that it’s going to offer a CarPlay…
Google announced a huge wave of updates with practical new features and plans for its Android Auto car interface system, including the ultimate dystopian future-reality fear of your phone completely encompassing your car.
Apple CarPlay allows you to use your vehicle’s infotainment system to mirror the interface on your phone, and millions of iPhones are already equipped to use it over a wireless connection. Too bad Volkswagen was blocked from showing it off during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
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While Hyundai may be the first automaker to finally ship Android Auto – on just one car – Chevrolet is going for volume. So for the 2016 model year, it’s shipping 14 cars that are compatible with either Android Auto, Apple CarPlay or both.
Anytime a post about Android Auto or Apple CarPlay lands on these pages there's an inevitable raft of questions, misunderstandings, and uninformed bitching. What if I don't have [insert phone here]?! It'll kill my resale value! I don't want to use any of this shit, gimme back my eight-track! Here's a quick explainer…
Toyota sold 10.23 million vehicles in 2014, beating out General Motors and Volkswagen for the title of World's Largest Automaker. But that isn't enough for Apple, which apparently doesn't consider Toyota to be a "major car brand."
For the few vehicles that actually support Apple CarPlay, an iPhone has to be connected to the car over USB, but that looks like it's going to change with a new software update.
Hyundai is hopping on the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto bandwagon later this year, and part of that move spells the end of the CD player in the majority of its cars.
At this year's Geneva Motor Show, several automakers showed off Apple's CarPlay system to great fanfare. And we believed this would be the big jump that would bake all of these touchscreens in cars actually intuitive.