The users will be able to enjoy Google Maps and Waze once they install the new iOS 12 which is currently in Beta version
Apple is finally listening to the customers as the company has revealed at WWDC 2018 that the CarPlay will support Google Maps and Waze. Apple CarPlay debuted in 2014 and since then customers have been complaining about the navigation system. If you want to use navigation, then the system will only use Apple Maps which is the Default app of iPhone.
Even though Apple Maps has come a long way since its launch but it is not able to match the perfection of Google Maps as it is in the market for more than 13 years and comes with huge data collection of Google which Apple won’t be able to match. The Waze is also coming from Google which include crowd sourced information like traffic and accident reports.
The users will be able to enjoy Google Maps and Waze once they install the new iOS 12 which is currently in Beta version. But we don’t know yet how Google Maps and Waze will look in CarPlay and we hope that all the features that available on standard Google Maps can be accessed on the CarPlay.
Most of the new generation car’s infotainment support both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as it help the users to access various function using the controls on steering wheel or the infotainment system which is much safer than using smart phone while driving which is distracting and can cause accidents.
Maruti Suzuki was the first manufacturer to introduce Apple CarPlay with Baleno and then the company introduced Android Auto with a software update. Now both these systems are available in most of the modern cars and they are much better than the OEM software which is why people prefer them over it.
Android Auto is also expected to get a major revamp in the coming months as Google is working closely with OEM to make them compatible from the factory and doesn’t want users to manually connect phone to the infotainment system. The customer needs to plug the phone via USB into the infotainment system to use both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.