Apple CarPlay Research
It’s 2018, and you’ve most likely heard about Apple CarPlay. However, if your current vehicle is more than a few years old, you’ve probably not had first hand experience with it. Here, at Keating Honda, we want to give you a basic overview of this amazing new interface, which will change how you interact with your iPhone’s media.
How Does It Work?
It is as easy as simply plugging in your phone and enable Apple CarPlay on both the phone and your car’s stereo interface! At this point you’ll want to select the “Apple CarPlay” icon on your car’s interface, and you’re there!
The radio interface will have screen that all iPhone users will find familiar. Icons shown will look exactly as they do on your phone, so you’ll be able to jump right in and know exactly what to do. Standard Apple apps (such as the podcast app, music app, and iMessage app) are compatible and accessible from the jump. The swiping gestures you use on your iPhone are also used within Apple CarPlay. And just to help you feel more at home, there’s a home button which works just like your iPhone’s home button.
Apple CarPlay uses Apple Maps, and it’s better than ever. Using Siri you tell Siri where you’d like to go, and the map pops up on your radio interface. If you’ve saved locations, those are easy to access as well. Siri’s voice command is top notch and eliminates the need for other map apps, such as google maps.
Many audio apps that you’ve downloaded play nicely with Apple CarPlay, such as Spotify, Audible, and many more. The touch screen is intuitive and easy to use, because it essentially mirrors your iPhone. An added bonus is that your wireless plan doesn’t need to change in order to use Apple CarPlay. This is such a great system. It not only enhances your ability to access your iPhone while driving, but it enhances safety, because there’s zero excuse to pick your phone up (especially with the efficiency of Siri’s voice commands). And with Apple CarPlay coming factory on many of Honda’s models, searching for an aftermarket solution is completely unnecessary.
Keating Honda is proud to serve the people of Houston, Conroe, The Woodlands, Victoria, College Station, Kingwood, and beyond. We always have helpful staff on hand, and if you’d like to see Apple CarPlay in action, come one down; we’d love to show you just how great it is.