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Apple CarPlay to support 3rd party navigation in iOS 12

Boyd 1955 Points
edited June 4 in GPS Discussions
Just saw this news for Apple's developer conference that is now in session. Will be interesting to see exactly what this means. Carplay was a standard feature in my VW, I tried it once and haven't used it since. I am not much of a fan of Apple Maps and also don't like the fact that Siri must be enabled (I have it completely off on my phone). But I might give it another try, depending on which apps are supported.

Not much info in this story yet, but updates are supposed to be coming: www.macrumors.com/2018/06/04/apple-says-third-party-nav-apps-coming-to-carplay/

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  • alanb 427 Points
    Engadget is predicting Google and Waze ... same apps supported by Android auto: www.engadget.com/2018/06/04/apple-carplay-google-maps-waze-support-ios-12/

    Garmin really needs to get into this market segment if it wants to remain relevant in road navigation.
  • mike41 18 Points
    I also have car play in my SUV. I am not a fan of Apple maps. I use a Garmin GPS. It seems Garmin has no interest in PND devices. The latest update to the Smart Link phone app has been very buggy. a call to support did not accomplish anything. It seems all Garmin interest is now in the fitness area. They do a good job with these products. I guess I will start using the Apple maps.
  • Boyd 1955 Points
    edited June 6
    I think StreetPilot Onboard is pretty good on iOS, it looks just like a Nuvi but has been intentionally cripped by Garmin so you can't import/export anything. I really doubt they will embrace CarPlay. There used to be StreetPilot feature that allowed it to work with certain specific 3rd party automotive head units. It was an in-app purchase that was quite expensive (like $60 maybe)?

    I was just looking at StreetPilot on my iPhone and notice they seem to have pulled all the in-app purchases. They used to offer traffic, urban guidance and 3d terrain. I already have the first two but never bought the 3d terrain. And now I see it is no longer offered. Perhaps the sun is about to set on the StreetPilot Onboard app? They discontinued the other version (StreetPilot onDemand) about a year ago IIRC.

    Uh-oh, looks like they already have discontinued the StreetPilot onBoard app. Will start a new thread for that in the Garmin forum.
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