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I prefer WAZE over Google maps, in part because of prior use, and partially... because I like it lol. My wife feels the same and has a 2016 Malibu to go along with my 2017 Volt.

Any way to use WAZE thru the touch screen?
 

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Google is currently working on a Android Auto version of WAZE. I believe it is in invite only beta right now. So you will soon be able to use it via Android Auto assuming you have a Android smartphone.
 

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Google is currently working on a Android Auto version of WAZE. I believe it is in invite only beta right now. So you will soon be able to use it via Android Auto assuming you have a Android smartphone.
Yea!!! My wife and I are excited!!!!!!!!!!!



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I think I saw somewhere that Waze for Android Auto was put on hold.

It's a real shame that it isn't available for both AA and CarPlay. I can see Apple wanting you to use their own maps, but Google owns Waze so you would think they would be open to you using GMaps, or Waze.
 

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Apple wanted to buy WAZE after the Apple Maps debacle so Google bought WAZE first.
That makes sense. Apple would have destroyed it anyway lol. Somehow we would have had to pay for it to get traffic or some crap like that.



Hmmmmm, I wonder if my hatred for Apple ever shows thru in my comments...
 

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I've got the beta running for Waze on AA and have gone back to Google Maps. The Waze functionality was significantly diminished compared to the phone version and, frankly, once GMaps started incorporating "Share journey" on AA (my main use of Waze was to let my wife know when I was on my way home so she'd know when to start dinner), Waze lost it's shine. Plus with the ads and the tie-ins to certain places/events (Waze has partnered with the Braves and Suntrust Park to supposedly assist in getting to/from games), it just seemed to get far more commercial than GMaps.

That said ... certainly sign up for the beta and and install. In fact, you really don't have to get an invite for the beta - there's a way you can download the beta .apk and sideload it. I'm at the airport right now and can't recall the links to do it but a Google search will easily take care of it for you.

Good luck.
 

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I've got the beta running for Waze on AA and have gone back to Google Maps. The Waze functionality was significantly diminished compared to the phone version and, frankly, once GMaps started incorporating "Share journey" on AA (my main use of Waze was to let my wife know when I was on my way home so she'd know when to start dinner), Waze lost it's shine. Plus with the ads and the tie-ins to certain places/events (Waze has partnered with the Braves and Suntrust Park to supposedly assist in getting to/from games), it just seemed to get far more commercial than GMaps.

That said ... certainly sign up for the beta and and install. In fact, you really don't have to get an invite for the beta - there's a way you can download the beta .apk and sideload it. I'm at the airport right now and can't recall the links to do it but a Google search will easily take care of it for you.

Good luck.
So instead of Apple ruining Waze, Alphabet Soup ruined it.

Both Google and Apple have gotten too big for their own good. The question is who is more evil, decide for yourself, then run the other way. The fact that one has to create a company policy "do no evil" must mean they thought of it. It's no longer Microsoft, Blackberry, Nokia, GM, Oracle, IBM, or Walmart we have to fear. it's now Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Tesla, and Google.

RIP Radio Shack, Blackberry, Motorola, Nokia, Kodak, Circuit City, Sears, Kmart.
 

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I would actually be thrilled if I could just get Google Maps to work on my Apple CarPlay. Right now the only thing I can use is Apple Maps, and it has steered me wrong on more than one occasion. It sends me into roads that are dead ends that it believes actually go through somewhere, and sometimes does the opposite and routes me miles out of the way because it doesn't believe there is another road that exists, even though it does.
 

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I read that at the recent Apple Developers Conference, they announced that Google Maps and Waze will be added to Apple Car Play this fall when iOS 12 comes out.
 

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I read that at the recent Apple Developers Conference, they announced that Google Maps and Waze will be added to Apple Car Play this fall when iOS 12 comes out.
Yeah that's right. I think that is the best thing about the update, and I don't even have CarPlay in my Volt (do have it in the Suburban though).

I guess Apple got smart and realized that people were still using Waze and Google Maps, but in a less safe way, so they are removing the restrictions on navigation apps in CarPlay. Waze and Google Maps were mentioned, but I'm sure there will be others as well. Basically it is up to the app developer now to make their apps work in CarPlay. If only I could retrofit it to my car someway...
 

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Yeah that's right. I think that is the best thing about the update, and I don't even have CarPlay in my Volt (do have it in the Suburban though).
Huh, my suburban has a cassette player and CD player, no CarPlay or even an AUX plug. I guess it's way past time to upgrade my 1995 3/4 ton Suburban, but it's hard to walk away from this super-reliable 454 cu in beast.
 

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Huh, my suburban has a cassette player and CD player, no CarPlay or even an AUX plug. I guess it's way past time to upgrade my 1995 3/4 ton Suburban, but it's hard to walk away from this super-reliable 454 cu in beast.
Just get one of these for it.

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_158XAV100/Sony-XAV-AX100.html?tp=78184&awcp=1t1&awcr=168738833918&awdv=c&awkw=+sony++xav++ax100&awmt=b&awnw=g&awug=9007378&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9ZyBtMLT2wIVQVmGCh3cNAEiEAAYASAAEgL6G_D_BwE
 

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I will get the beta of iOS 12 as soon as it pops just so as to use Google maps (primarily, Waze secondarily) on the Volt’s CarPlay touchscreen. I hate Apple maps so much.


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I will get the beta of iOS 12 as soon as it pops just so as to use Google maps (primarily, Waze secondarily) on the touchscreen. I hate Apple maps so much.


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I must be the weirdo in the group as I prefer Apple Maps over Google Maps by a long shot. I think the early bad publicity has really permeated many people's mindsets. I've had Google Maps direct me to the wrong place before.

I haven't found a need to download Waze yet as where I live, I only have to deal with rush minute (if I leave the office at 5pm, I will have to wait one extra cycle of lights at my first stoplight, then I'm home free the rest of the commute).

I won't be adding beta of any iOS to my phone - I'll let others be the guinea pigs to deal with bugs, potentially bricking their phones, and potential data loss.
 

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I must be the weirdo in the group as I prefer Apple Maps over Google Maps by a long shot. I think the early bad publicity has really permeated many people's mindsets. I've had Google Maps direct me to the wrong place before.

I haven't found a need to download Waze yet as where I live, I only have to deal with rush minute (if I leave the office at 5pm, I will have to wait one extra cycle of lights at my first stoplight, then I'm home free the rest of the commute).

I won't be adding beta of any iOS to my phone - I'll let others be the guinea pigs to deal with bugs, potentially bricking their phones, and potential data loss.
For me at least, it’s not just publicity. Apple Maps has been wrong many times and does not provide as much detailed information as Google maps.

Waze is definitely worth checking out because you get truly up to the minute traffic information from other people since it’s “crowd sourced.” I use it as a supplement.


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For me at least, it’s not just publicity. Apple Maps has been wrong many times and does not provide as much detailed information as Google maps.

Waze is definitely worth checking out because you get truly up to the minute traffic information from other people since it’s “crowd sourced.” I use it as a supplement.


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You missed my point, where I live, there is no crowd to source. There are plenty of corn and soybean fields. Maybe if I outfit the horses and chickens with smartphones, they can be the crowd. The main source of traffic jams are planting and harvesting season where you might have to slow down to pass a Deere combine. I have absolutely no need for Waze for my commute.

Maybe it might be useful for trips to Chicagoland, but there, it's just as easy do to without: every highway and tollway is a parking lot except late at night, where it turns into a racetrack. I don't need an app to tell me that traffic will be stop and go and I need to add an hour to my commute time.

One really nice thing about Apple Maps is the tight integration with all the other built-in apps. Calendar can take map info and notify you based on commute time when you need to leave. Photos have location information accessible from a map. As far as I know, there's no way to redirect map events to a 3rd party map. Geofencing for reminders is truly useful. Then again, I might be warped by my impressions that Google is absolutely evil, to the point they had to make up an internal mantra "Don't be evil" (check out DuckDuckGo)
 

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Huh, my suburban has a cassette player and CD player, no CarPlay or even an AUX plug. I guess it's way past time to upgrade my 1995 3/4 ton Suburban, but it's hard to walk away from this super-reliable 454 cu in beast.
Same with my '96 Suburban, with the 5.7. It's a little embarrassing that even the lawn/gardener guys have newer trucks than mine. But it was paid for 20+ years ago, and doesn't cost much to keep around. BTW it is fairly easy for anyone with some soldering skills to add an AUX jack.

Waze is a fun app even for us non-commuters. It is nice to get those reports of stalled vehicles and police ahead. A family member can let you know their progress as they drive cross country. Plus I finally earned enough points to make "Royalty Wazer" level. So I make sure I use it for any longer drive to maintain the status - even in the Volt where I use the in-dash NAV. It will be great to have it available via Carplay.
 
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