Google Maps is now supported by Apple CarPlay, which means that iPhone users can navigate with Google Maps right from their car’s built-in display. Google Maps is now available to use with CarPlay on all CarPlay supported vehicles and devices globally.
According to Google, the Google Maps on CarPlay functions similar to the navigation experience found in the app. Users can search for places, view alternative routes and get live, up to date information about traffic jams and delays happening in their area.
Google Maps on CarPlay lets you start navigation from your iPhone and immediately pick up where you left off once you’ve connected to CarPlay. And even if you have limited connectivity, you can still find your way by downloading maps of an area so you can see directions and use turn by turn navigation even when you can’t get online.
These are a few of our favorite things: If you’re obsessed with creating lists like we are, you’re in luck. You can access any of your saved lists from Google Maps on CarPlay, and quickly navigate to all of your favorite places with a single tap.
And just like in the smartphone app, if you've set up your commute within the app, you can quickly navigate to home or work. And while en route, you’ll see real time traffic updates about your journey.
“To get started, make sure your iPhone is running iOS 12, update your app to Version 5 in the App Store and connect your iPhone via CarPlay,” Google said in a blog post.