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Entries in Apple CarPlay (15)

Thursday
Nov012018

Review: Waze navigation app on Apple CarPlay

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Apple CarPlay users have been rather limited when it comes to the built-in navigation app. For the longest time, Apple Maps was the default application on CarPlay and it worked in conjunction with Siri for voice commands and for navigating to locations hands-free.

Thanks to iOS 12, however, users who might opt for Google Maps or Waze, can now use these apps for navigation on their Apple CarPlay head units, provided they have the latest version of Apple's software and the apps themselves.

I've tested Waze on Apple CarPlay for the past week on a 2019 Buick Enclave Avenir. This is a luxurious 7-seater SUV decked out with all the finery Buick has been known for. Aside from rear and front moonroofs, heated seats, its own WiFi hotspot and an astounding array of front, rear and 360' parking cameras the Enclave Avenir has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on tap.

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Monday
Nov202017

Apple Maps lane guidance feature comes to Canada

If you use Apple Maps to navigate, you’re getting one more useful feature to use. The app now supports lane guidance here in Canada as well as in Australia, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Now, if you use your iPhone or CarPlay to navigate, you’ll see a set of directional arrows that at the top of the screen showing which lane you should take to complete a turn or get off a freeway. However, speed limits are still only being shown in the US and UK. The feature first came to the US and China starting with iOS 11.

Source: MacRumors

Saturday
Jul022016

JVC outs first Apple CarPlay receiver

JVC is bringing Apple’s technology into older cars with its new receiver. The KW-V820BT is an aftermarket receiver that comes with CarPlay. It has a 6.8-inch resistive touchscreen, Bluetooth audio, and standalone Spotify and Pandora apps. With CarPlay you get access to the suite of iOS apps including Maps, Music, Messages, and Phone. And once iOS 10 update comes, you’ll get the Parked Car feature that will tag your parked vehicle’s location so you don’t forget where you parked. The KW-V820BT retails for US$600 (approx. CA$770).

Source: The Verge

Friday
Jan082016

CES 2016: JVC commits to Apple CarPlay with new head unit

JVC introduced a new flagship multimedia receiver to its head unit line. The KW-V820BT is the first JVC model to incorporate Apple CarPlay, which uses the intuitive Siri voice-driven interface and an approved selection of touch-based icons to enable the safe operation of the apps, content, communications and connectivity of an attached iPhone. 

The KW-V820BT also brings back JVC Mobile’s popular “EL KAMELEON” moniker, which signifies a head unit that resists theft with a full-black, button-less face when turned off. When powered on, all of the double-DIN receiver’s controls display along the sides of the 6.8-inch clear resistive touch control.

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