It seems our lives are getting busier and busier. Thankfully, there is a tool that can help make your time on the road a little more productive. Apple CarPlay can help you knock-out some of your workload while you drive. Is it after hours and time to relax on the drive home? Apple CarPlay has you covered for that as well!
What is Apple CarPlay?
Apple CarPlay is a software developed by Apple in March of 2014. The goal of the project was to integrate popular smartphone apps with the car radio and have them be voice-controlled. Using the powerful Siri voice engine, CarPlay can automate sending text messages, making phone calls, music listening and more.
SAFE Texting While Driving
Almost everyone has been in the situation where they have received potentially important text while driving. Maybe it was a change of plans for a dinner date, or possibly a few more things that need to be picked up from the market. Before CarPlay, your only safe choice was to wait until you got to your destination to read it, or pull over. Thanks to Apple CarPlay, texting while driving is now safe. If you receive a text while you are driving, you will be alerted on the radio screen and have the option of having the text read to you over the car audio system. Want to reply? No problem, you can verbally reply, using Siri as your personal assistant. Siri even reads the text back to you before it is sent, to make sure it is correct.
One of the great things about CarPlay is being able to use the navigation from your phone on your car radio. Now, instead of a little 5″ screen that is unsafe to look at while driving, you have the option for a 6″, 7″ or even 8″ on which to see the maps. Thanks again to the Siri engine, you don’t even have to look at the screen if you don’t want to. Voice controls allow you to input a destination, and audible prompts are given for route guidance. CarPlay seamlessly handles muting your audio sources to let you know of an upcoming turn or lane change.
Numerous Audio Sources
It seems like almost everyone uses their smartphones for listening to music. Whether it is iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, or iHeartRadio, Apple CarPlay has you covered. Just recently, Tidal and SiriusXM were also added to the Apple CarPlay library of sources. We look forward to more and more audio source becoming available on CarPlay as time goes on.
Apple CarPlay does a great job integrating your phone with your car. Let Pinnacle Autosound do a great job integrating a new Apple CarPlay radio into your car. We sell radios with CarPlay capability from Kenwood and Sony. Stop by today to see Apple CarPlay first hand. If you have other questions or need to make an appointment, feel free to use our online contact form.