Anyone with an iPhone can tell you that Apple has revolutionized so many areas of our lives. The calculator and watch have become things of the past (along with the need for a map or weather service). Well, there’s one more way that Apple can make your life easier. The Apple CarPlay system allows you to use your iPhone while driving by putting everything on the screen right on your car’s built-in display.
With CarPlay, you can get step-by-step directions and navigation, make calls, and send and receive text messages, which makes it super easy to multitask without having to take your attention away from the road. You can even use CarPlay to listen to all of your favorite music since it can connect to your iPhone. It’s as easy as just plugging in your iPhone, and you’re good to go!
The best part is that CarPlay is operated through Siri voice control, so it’s much safer than trying to look up stuff on your iPhone while you’re driving. Furthermore, the service works with your car’s controls (the knobs, buttons, touchpad, or touchscreen), so you can use it while still keeping your eyes on the road and at least one hand on the wheel. For example, Siri becomes activated when you press and hold the voice control button on your steering wheel. If your vehicle has a touchscreen, you can easily use that to control CarPlay too.
Using Siri through CarPlay helps if you need some assistance while driving. If you need to make a phone call, Siri has got you covered. You can call someone from your contact list, listen to voicemails, or find out about missed calls all by asking Siri. She can also help out by letting you read and respond to texts just by voice. Or let’s say you need to find a gas station on your route. You simply ask Siri, and she’ll give you directions to the nearest place you can stop. There are even added benefits like Siri telling you which lane to be in or what the speed limit is in that particular area. These features all work together to make your life easier – and make you a completely safe driver at the same time!
If you’re a music fan, CarPlay is ideal because it allows you to access all of the content in your iTunes account right from your car. You can ask Siri to play specific albums, artists, or songs, or you can just tune into one of your premade playlists. You’ll also have the ability to access all other apps on your iPhone through the CarPlay system. Anyone who loves to listen to their favorite tunes will be obsessed with how seamless the music-playing can be with this Apple system.
CarPlay is available on select cars (like the Nissan Murano), so if you’re interested in having the best in-car experience, research which models come with CarPlay (there are over 400 to choose from!) and head to the dealership pronto.