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Topic: carplay

Google Maps becomes first third-party navigation app with Apple CarPlay support

09/18/2018, 04:09 pm

Google on Tuesday updated the iOS version of Google Maps with CarPlay support, taking advantage of iOS 12's ability to employ navigation options beyond Apple Maps.

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Waze starts beta testing Apple CarPlay support ahead of iOS 12 release

09/14/2018, 08:09 am

Google's Waze is preparing for Apple's public release of iOS 12 and CarPlay's support for third-party navigational apps, by allowing participants in its private beta program early access to the service via Apple's automotive platform.

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Drivers more satisfied with Apple CarPlay than Android Auto, says J.D. Power

08/30/2018, 04:08 pm

As a rule, car owners are more satisfied with the connected infotainment experience of using Apple CarPlay versus Android Auto, though they'd rather use Google Maps for navigation, according to a J.D. Power study published this week.

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Here are the vehicles and receivers with Apple CarPlay announced in 2018

08/07/2018, 11:08 am

Once an expensive niche option -- and still that way, in some cases -- CarPlay is becoming increasingly common on new cars, trucks, and SUVs, as well as aftermarket receivers. Here's a roundup of the introductions in 2018 so far, the latest being word on the 2019 Acura ILX.

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What's new with Apple CarPlay in iOS 12

08/03/2018, 11:08 am

This year, CarPlay didn't get the major overhaul we were hoping for, but there are still a few improvements that go a long way to improving the overall experience. Let's hit the road to see what's new with CarPlay in iOS 12.

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Surrender, Detroit! Automakers should give in and develop native apps for CarPlay

08/01/2018, 08:08 am

CarPlay has grown over the years, but there is only so much Apple itself can do on its own to address its shortcomings. After years of holding out, automakers need to get over concerns that Apple is encroaching on their territory and finally start to create their own apps for CarPlay.

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Mazda promises free Apple CarPlay upgrade for some 2018 Mazda6 options packages

07/31/2018, 10:07 am

Mazda on Tuesday said that starting in September, people with a 2018 Mazda6 sedan will be able to get a free dealer-installed upgrade to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto -- as long as they paid for one of the right trims.

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CarPlay, Monster offerings, and a Bluetooth water bottle: A day at CE Week

06/21/2018, 07:06 am

At the annual CE Week tech event in New York, Monster announced two public funding offerings, Pioneer showed its wireless CarPlay units, and a Sonos exec spoke about AirPlay 2 and HomeKit.

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Here are over 150 new features and changes in iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad

06/15/2018, 12:06 pm

When Apple introduced iOS 12 during the WWDC 2018 keynote, they barely scratched the surface on what was changed in their latest major update. We've tracked down well over 150 features to find everything new in iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad.

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Google Maps, Waze & other navigation apps finally coming to Apple CarPlay

06/04/2018, 04:06 pm

Resolving a long-standing complaint about the platform, the iOS 12 incarnation of CarPlay will finally support third-party navigation apps.

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Apple CarPlay added to 2019 Subaru WRX line

05/25/2018, 10:05 am

Subaru's WRX sport compact, famous for its use in racing, will get Apple CarPlay support for the first time in the 2019 model year.

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Wireless Apple CarPlay support included in new Pioneer dash receivers

05/24/2018, 12:05 pm

Pioneer has launched two new CarPlay-compatible receiver units, both of them including a rare feature in the CarPlay world: wireless compatibility.

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2019 Lexus ES will be carmaker's first model to integrate CarPlay support

04/25/2018, 02:04 am

After Toyota unveiled its first CarPlay-compatible model, the Corolla Hatchback, last month, the Japanese carmaker on Tuesday announced plans to introduce Apple's infotainment system to its luxury division with the 2019 Lexus ES.

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AppleInsider Podcast discusses CarPlay's future, HomePod orders, Facebook, and more

04/13/2018, 08:04 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike talk about whether or not sales are soft for the HomePod, and what Apple could do about it, as well as Zuckerberg's appearance in DC.

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CarPlay becoming pivotal purchase priority for new car buyers

04/12/2018, 08:04 pm

As smartphones near peak saturation in developed markets, new data suggests in-car infotainment systems like Apple's CarPlay are quickly transitioning from a nice-to-have option to required feature for new vehicle buyers.

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Wish list: 9 new CarPlay features for iOS 12

04/09/2018, 09:04 pm

After seeing release four years ago, Apple's CarPlay continues to gain traction in the automotive world as it bulks up on features with each major revision of iOS. As frequent users of the in-car infotainment platform, we amassed quite a wish list of features and changes we hope to see unveiled alongside iOS 12 at WWDC in June.

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Mazda gives in, to deliver Apple CarPlay support with 2018 Mazda6

03/28/2018, 10:03 pm

After promising future support for Apple's CarPlay earlier this month, Mazda on Wednesday revealed two upcoming models will boast integration with the infotainment system, with the first set to launch this summer.

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CarPlay marquee feature of new Honda Insight & Lexus UX luxury models

03/26/2018, 01:03 pm

Honda and Lexus today formally revealed new CarPlay-ready vehicles for the New York International Auto Show, including the former's 2019 Insight hybrid sedan and a completely new Lexus line, the UX compact crossover.

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Apple CarPlay, Qi wireless charging arrive in 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

03/23/2018, 01:03 am

Longtime CarPlay holdout Toyota is making good on promises to deliver Apple's automotive infotainment platform to drivers, and plans to integrate the technology in its all new 2019 Corolla Hatchback this year.

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FCA and Volkswagen offer six-month Apple Music trials to new car buyers

03/06/2018, 05:03 pm

Apple is partnering with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in the U.S. and Volkswagen in Europe to offer new car buyers six months of Apple Music with select models supporting the CarPlay platform, doubling the streaming service's normal trial period.

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