Waze for iOS Updated With CarPlay Support

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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 support last week.

Waze can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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26 months ago

Any pictures or videos of how it looks?

The Apple Maps UI on CarPlay is horrendous - see my earlier post about that. I'm curious if Waze is a big improvement or not.

My post from last week about how bad CarPlay's UI is. ('https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/review-mazdas-carplay-support-a-welcome-addition-for-iphone-users.2139310/#post-26501760')

Been using carplay for awhile and like it a lot, not sure what you are expecting a map to look like?
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26 months ago

Can someone explain to me how Waze is better than Google Maps?

Or Apple maps please?

Never used Waze but read everywhere how it's better and everyone can't wait until on CarPlay, so wouldn't like to know thanks
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26 months ago
I never thought this day would come
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26 months ago

Cool, now we just need CarPlay for TrackAddict!!!:

http://racerender.com/Products/index.html

Is this your app? You link to it every time there is a CarPlay article.
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26 months ago

Can someone explain to me how Waze is better than Google Maps?

As others mention, it is crowd-sourced traffic information that will dynamically alter your route to take the shortest path around obstructions. It has pretty easy map editing to share your local knowledge around areas if you so choose, and also allows interaction, rankings, and social features with with other Wazers, but that is hardly required. Waze and other such services are a prime reason that back roads get deluged in traffic when there is an accident on a main road. Our area completely locked up with cars on secondary roads a year or so back. I'm still on the fence about smart traffic routing as local neighborhoods can get royally s***wed by the propeller heads and their location agnostic algorithms in such instances. But I digress.
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26 months ago
Yes! Off for a drive to try it out...
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