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They say never put iOS 11 Developer's Beta on your main phone. I did. And I drove around with it for good measure.

Here are some Apple Maps updates on iOS 11 (only some are related to Car Play):
1. You can zoom with one finger just like on Google Maps, except opposite effect. Double tap and hold on the second tap, then slide the finger up to zoom in and down to zoom out. On Google Maps, slide up to zoom out and slide down to zoom in.
2. 3D maps. Apple says it gives you indoor maps for malls and airports. I tried testing it, but not successful. They demo'd it at WWDC and it looked pretty cool.
3. During navigation guidance, speed limits and lane guidance warnings. I saw speed limits, but it never gave me lane guidance warnings. I am an hour east of Los Angeles. Maybe too suburban to have it yet? Google Maps gives me all the lane guidance around here though. I wish the speed limit was on all the time, even when NOT using guidance. Or at least as an option to have it on/off. I often drive with the maps on display without guidance.
4. Not related to Maps, but there is a DND while driving mode. When iPhone detects you're in the car, it will not give you any notifications except for people on your VIP list. And people who text you will get an auto-reply that you will get back to them after you get to your destination.


Some screenshots. Sorry about less than great images. I should have just taken a screen shot with the iPhone (power+home button); I totally forgot about that function.

This is in the Full Guidance Mode. The black bar at the top left might be a bug. It stays null. Maybe the guidance should drop down there telling me which way to turn on what road.


When you tap on that black bar, you switch modes from Full Guidance to Light. You get this screen for a few seconds. Since you just switched from Full to Light, it is saying that you can tap there to get back to Full. Likewise, when you click on it again, it says "Tap for light guidance."


This is the Light Guidance Mode. It shows a summary at the top left bar. It's rather redundant since the same info is static at the bottom left.


Here is a Rerouting screen:
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I was hoping carplay would override the notification restriction after all, it is not on the phone itself. just read me the thing if I want
 

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Thanks for sharing...Assuming it's a smooth rollout the additions to maps is probably the biggest feature of CP...DND is I guess good for humanity but will turn a lot of people off unless they have settings to turn it off...It was announced that Waze is EVENTUALLY coming to AA, saw one guy here uses an used/broken screen Droid phone to just use for Waze...
 

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I guess you can avoid the DND, by putting everyone in your VIP list.
 

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Or turn the settings off.
You can turn off CP in the iPhone settings...I'm wondering how DND works, if it's a mandatory "feature" or a selectable setting...
 

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Thanks for demo-ing this, looks like it will be nice.

I bet they don't have these features fully implemented or rolled out yet. I was really considering spending the $100 for the developer license (I let mine lapse years ago when I switched away from iOS development), just to get the new Maps early. :p

The lane guidance is going be nice. I actually installed an Android phone for the lane guidance feature of Google maps, it's so critical, esp in bigger cities:
http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?285673-Hidden-Android-Auto-Install

Really I wish both companies would open up and allow more apps. When was the last new Android Auto or CarPlay app even released? I emailed all companies involved asking them to allow Google Maps on CarPlay. At least the lane guidance will let me use just CarPlay again.
 

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Really I wish both companies would open up and allow more apps.
I understand while more and more youngins' are buying Volt/Bolts, the majority are going to older folks, often retired folks who have been there done that with "fun ICE cars"...Older folks may like CP/AA but younger folks almost universally dislike it...The majority of the apps allowed or some sort of audio apps...We all see CP/AA as like a HOA (home owners association) who's job is restrict...

I mean if you getting into an accident because you were replying to a text message, can't use the excuse "but they were on my VIP list!"
 

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I understand while more and more youngins' are buying Volt/Bolts, the majority are going to older folks, often retired folks who have been there done that with "fun ICE cars"...Older folks may like CP/AA but younger folks almost universally dislike it...The majority of the apps allowed or some sort of audio apps...We all see CP/AA as like a HOA (home owners association) who's job is restrict...

I mean if you getting into an accident because you were replying to a text message, can't use the excuse "but they were on my VIP list!"
I would be happy if they just allowed Waze to be approved for CarPlay mirroring.
 

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I would be happy if they just allowed Waze to be approved for CarPlay mirroring.
Ditto, and it'll probably never happen...CP alone double or even triple the amount of apple map users and apple can tout how popular apple maps has gotten...
 

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You can turn off CP in the iPhone settings...I'm wondering how DND works, if it's a mandatory "feature" or a selectable setting...
DND while Driving is an option. You can turn it on. It is off by default.

While CarPlay worked great on iOS 11 Beta, everything else was too buggy so I downgraded it to iOS 10. As nice as CarPlay is, I still prefer AA. Google Maps is still so much nicer, IMHO. Yeah, I use an old Android phone just for AA. I use it as a "tablet" as I pop in a SIM from my LTE tablet and it works great.
 
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