Google Maps and Waze Coming to CarPlay in iOS 12

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Beginning this fall with iOS 12, Apple will allow navigation apps to work with CarPlay, including both Google Maps and Waze.

The change was announced at WWDC, and — for consumers — could be one of the most immediately useful announcements made during the entire keynote.

Since CarPlay was first introduced a few years ago, Apple has prevented all navigation apps not named Apple Maps from working with CarPlay. This means that anyone who wanted to use an alternative app like Google Maps, Waze, or TomTom was forced to use a phone mount instead of the otherwise very useful CarPlay.

Apple didn't actually say when (or even if) Google Maps and Waze would be available with CarPlay, but MacRumors has reached out to Google and will update if we hear back.

Tag: CarPlay

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30 months ago
This is huge. I’m Actually surprised Apple is making this change. And now it allows for more diversity like Google Maps, which has its advantages over Apple Maps.
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30 months ago
I had two gripes with CarPlay. Being unable to search for music with Spotify and not being able to use Google Maps. Now one of them is coming. This is the biggest news from WWDC for me :D I use CarPlay almost daily.
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30 months ago
Anxious to hear more about this. My new VW has CarPlay. Used it on the way home from the dealer and have not tried it again since then. Third party apps would definitely be a reason to revisit CarPlay.
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30 months ago

This is good that they're allowing competition but I really wish they'd improve Apple maps.

With Apple allowing third party navigation apps into CarPlay, not mentioning Maps a single time during today’s presentation or in iOS 12 new features ( https://www.apple.com/ios/ios-12-preview/features/ ), I am also wondering what the future of Apple Maps might be like. I hope they are not giving up on it.
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30 months ago
It don't work yet. :(

Updated to Beta 1 today then went to my car and plugged into my CarPlay unit (New 2018 car) and no Waze icon. :(
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30 months ago
This is absolutely huge. A game changer. Android auto will probably become completely obsolete
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Doesn't this require CarPlay 2? Which I assume means the car manufacturers will have to push out an upgrade. Wonder how long that will take?

In a word no. I’ve had other new apps show up on CarPlay without a major update
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You didn't look very hard. Google came up with this as the first entry:

https://9to5mac.com/2018/06/04/apple-wwdc-app-updates/

There’s no way apple wouldn’t have mentioned CarPlay 2 in the keynote if that was accurate
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