Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Post by Ian d » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:42 am

Look what I found today in an F-Pace SVR at Goodwood.

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay!!!


It’s coming very soon, for Pro only.


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Re: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Post by ColinR » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:44 am

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Re: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Post by Thorn » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:56 pm

I’d never heard of either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto before I joined this forum. As I’ve an IPhone I watched the YouTube Apple CarPlay demo. I can’t see that it does anything that the Pro doesn’t, so what's the benefit of it?.

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Re: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Post by Spiderman » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:28 pm

I had Apple CarPlay in my previous car and I absolutely loved it. It was a very frictionless way to performing the two main tasks in a car; playing music and giving directions. Apple Maps in the UK aren't as good as Google Maps, but they were making progress. Both are years ahead of the mapping in my InControl Touch. I'm quite disappointed in the lack of reasonably priced updates and the inaccuracy of traffic conditions (jams and roadworks). Apple Maps was very proactive in suggesting an alternative and quicker route when necessary due to changing conditions on longer journeys. I never had any issue with music either, artwork was always correct and I could ask via voice command to play albums, playlists, a particular song, basically anything I wanted. Receiving text messages and being able to dictate a short reply was a handy, but gimmicky feature.

The main criticism against CarPlay was Apple's insistence that you use Apple Maps, but thankfully they've announced that iOS 12 (released in Autumn 18) will finally allow third-party mapping solutions. It just takes Google to create a CarPlay version of either Google Maps or Waze which they also own.

I'd say the feature I miss the most from CarPlay is navigating to somewhere in contacts. Unless I've missed it, I can't believe that ICT can't interrogate the Bluetooth Contacts listing and pull out an address to navigate to. I might be unfairly criticising Jaguar over something that isn't exposed by the Bluetooth contacts protocol or something that Apple (probably correctly) blocks for privacy reasons. Having to manually type a contact's address in to the Sat Nav is so last decade.
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