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Update to Apply CarPlay Incoming

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Update to Apply CarPlay Incoming

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are becoming increasingly common in new cars and the upcoming IOS 12 update for iPhones will bring increased options for CarPlay users.

  • Currently, Apple CarPlay allows iPhone users to use Apple Maps as an alternative to a standalone sat-nav. With the upcoming iOS 12 update Apple will allow 3rd party navigation apps to be used for navigation also if the user prefers. This means that popular alternatives such as Google Maps will be able to be used which brings benefits such as easy access to offline maps so there needs to be no fear of getting lost due to a dropped data connection. Google Maps is not the only option available though, so drivers can use whichever app they are most comfortable with, leading to a greater ease of use and less time with eyes off the road.
    As using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to replace a sat-nav is one of the most popular uses of the feature, the improvements to the navigation options has taken most of the attention in the build up to the release of iOS 12 but it is not the only improvement. Apple are also saying that performance has been optimized so that apps will open more quickly and animations will play more smoothly: you can spend less time waiting for your music app to open and more time listening to the songs you love.
    With these upcoming improvements, and since the feature is starting to become more common in new cars, Pentagon are anticipating that more and more drivers will begin to use the feature. To help drivers we have put together a guide to show which cars currently have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, so you can check if you are not sure if your current car supports it or plan your next purchase. There is also a handy guide for how to set up the services if you are unfamiliar. Just select the manufacturer you’re interested in to get started.

  • Vauxhall
  • Jeep
  • Seat
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Citroen
  • Kia
  • Mazda
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Peugeot
  • Renault
  • The iOS 12 update will be released on Monday 17th September. For a live demonstration of how both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay work, visit your local Pentagon dealership or give us a call on 0333 222 0424 to arrange an appointment.

Article by
Jordan Armitage
Jordan Armitage
Digital Marketing Manager at Pentagon Group
2 years ago
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