Sygic’s „Car Navigation: GPS & Maps“ iOS app has updated to support CarPlay today. Sygic’s app has a long history on the iOS App Store as one of the first GPS navigation apps available to download on the iPhone.
With CarPlay support, Sygic Car Navigation on iOS [Direct Link] connects to a car’s infotainment system, projecting Sygic’s turn-by-turn directions onto a car’s screen. Drivers can control Sygic Car Navigation features through steering wheel buttons and touch screen controls, if they are signed up for the company’s Premium plans.
Downloading the app is free, but after a seven day free trial, users will [...]
Jaguar and Land Rover will soon offer CarPlay and Android Auto in both new and existing vehicles in the United States.
A spokesperson for the brands confirmed to MacRumors that, from the 2019 model year forward, all Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles equipped with its InControl Touch Pro or Touch Pro Duo infotainment systems will be available with an optional smartphone connectivity package including CarPlay and Android Auto.
Jaguar and Land Rover say the smartphone connectivity package will be an optional installation in new vehicles, either at the factory or port-of-entry, at a cost of $280 and up depending on the model and trim level.
Popular Google-owned mapping app Waze was today updated with support for CarPlay on devices running iOS 12. The iOS 12 update allows third-party mapping apps to be used with CarPlay for the first time, providing an alternative to the built-in Apple Maps app.
With CarPlay support, iPhone users who prefer to use Waze for mapping purposes can do so through the CarPlay interface, something that was not possible with iOS 11.
Waze is a popular app because it provides detailed information on traffic, ongoing construction, crashes, and other issues that can result in travel delays.
Google Maps, another popular Apple Maps alternative, was also updated with CarPlay [...]
Google today updated its popular Google Maps navigation app, introducing support for CarPlay. With iOS 12, third-party mapping apps work with CarPlay for the first time, giving CarPlay users an alternative to the built-in Apple Maps app.
Prior to iOS 12, CarPlay users were forced to use the Apple Maps app as other mapping apps were not supported. Google’s update release notes:
Things we’re excited about: rainbows, puppies, and navigating with Google Maps on Apple CarPlay. Check it out to get the best of Google Maps right in your car’s built-in display!
For CarPlay to work with third-party apps, those apps need to introduce CarPlay support [...]