The conclusion the author is deriving from the survey in the headline of the article is misleading! Only owners of CarPlay were surveyed! Of course they want the feature. But whether prospective car buyers really need it or even know of it is not stated!
I don't get automakers who don't include this in 2018 models. Get with program Honda, Mazda, and Toyota just to name a few.
Exactly. CarPlay is far from perfect, but it’s also far superior to the other maufacuter solutions I’ve used. The Nav system in my Audi is nice, but the voice recognition is atrocious and I’ve never had an issue with Apple Maps.
You can lump me in with those that won’t be purchasing a new car that doesn’t offer Car Play. That and Bluetooth, it’s really nice having your phone show you on Maps where you parked just in case you might have forgotten or like my girlfriend terrible with directions.
er th said:
i used to think this as well, until i bought a car with apple carplay. they have it locked down to only approved apps, which is very annoying. i would much rather have a mirroring setup like they have in europe. with mirroring, it mirrors (duh) your phone on your car's screen, therefore any application that you can download will be allowed. my major complaint is that if you want a gps app, you must use apple's maps (same with google only allowing google maps). what if someone wants, for example waze, and has a apple phone.
Poor man’s Carplay — i attached a cradle to my dash that holds the ipad mini. AUdio cable from headphone jack to the aux in jack on car sound system. Organized all car oriented apps onto one screen: maps, music, waze, email, text, audio recorder. Works great. Even in my old beater that predates almost everything...not all the functionality, but a generally positive and satisfying solution.