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Will be interesting to see when this is actually accomplished. My understanding is that Google and Waze (now just Google) never created the necessary programming in their apps to allow this to work on CarPlay as a means to push more people to Android Phones.
 

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Will be interesting to see when this is actually accomplished. My understanding is that Google and Waze (now just Google) never created the necessary programming in their apps to allow this to work on CarPlay as a means to push more people to Android Phones.
I've always understood that this was an "Apple" issue. Google doesn't care about the platforms except as a conduit to your data. If Apple lets Waze (owned by Google) or Google Maps on Carplay, then they will do what they need to do to get those apps on Carplay.

My concern is that the announcement mentions Carplay 2. I hope we don't need any work by GM to have access to Carplay 2 on our cars.
 

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My theory is that people were switching to android because they wanted to run google maps in their car. So it's better for apple to capture the phone and lose the map, than lose both. I personally use almost none of the apple applications except iMessage/Facetime (use gmail, gDrive, gDocs, gMaps).
 

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My guess is that this is an iOS only thing, no firmware update would be needed. That's my guess anyway, hoping once you update to iOS 12 you're good to go...been waiting for this one so we can get Waze on the center screen.
 

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Man, I hope this works well. That has been my only real hangup with Carplay. I hate having to manually pick up my phone every drive to activate Waze. I know.....first world problems, but damn its annoying and should be unnecessary.
 

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My concern is that the announcement mentions Carplay 2. I hope we don't need any work by GM to have access to Carplay 2 on our cars.[/QUOTE]

My exact concern also. I have a very early 2017 that won't take OTA radio updates. I wonder if a 2018 radio swap from a wrecked Chevrolet will work in our cars.
 
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Will be interesting to see when this is actually accomplished. My understanding is that Google and Waze (now just Google) never created the necessary programming in their apps to allow this to work on CarPlay as a means to push more people to Android Phones.
It's the other way around. Can't blame Google here for Apple walled garden policy. It's good that Apple eventually realized that Apple Maps really sucks.
 

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My concern is that the announcement mentions Carplay 2. I hope we don't need any work by GM to have access to Carplay 2 on our cars.
My exact concern also. I have a very early 2017 that won't take OTA radio updates. I wonder if a 2018 radio swap from a wrecked Chevrolet will work in our cars.[/QUOTE]

I’m pretty sure CarPlay is generated entirely on your device. That’s why it’s called “Projection” on the media centre, and why if you go to the home screen on your phone, the CarPlay reflection will follow suit. Shouldn’t require an update to the car.
 

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Nope, there wont need to be any updates to the radio (or anything else besides the phone and if you have a watch that too). The way it works is that your phone generated all the graphics, and sound (two streams: one for music and one for voice/alerts) and the car send back touch input and a few hard wired buttons.
 

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I'm disappointed that Waze is behind the curve on updating their software to take advantage of iOS 12/CP2. I've had the beta for iOS12 on my phone for months and it has been working really well. I tried to sign up to beta test Waze on CP, but they are apparently extremely selective w/r/t allowing folks to beta test.

That might explain why it will take so long to get the product out.
 

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Google maps the same. Surprised it has not already been tested in iOS 12 beta. I have had iOS 12 for 3 months and looked for a maps beta but as far as I know Google maps was not offered to beta test either.


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Yes- I tried it after changing to iOS 12- no working.
the article does explain the need for Waze to update.

I really have not used Waze much at all- where I am there is not much need. But perhaps it if works with CarPlay and I’m going into the city I’ll give it a go.
 

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I'm disappointed that Waze
"Google" -- Waze is a Google product as of many years now.

is behind the curve on updating their software to take advantage of iOS 12/CP2.
.. which is a competing product. Giving away free software that gets all the updates FIRST on the platform and phones you sell is usual and customary. Welcome to capitalism. Have a donut. They're $2.
 

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"Google" -- Waze is a Google product as of many years now.



.. which is a competing product. Giving away free software that gets all the updates FIRST on the platform and phones you sell is usual and customary. Welcome to capitalism. Have a donut. They're $2.
I don't think Apple and Alphabet compete the way that you are implying.

Waze and Google make money on advertising. Eyeballs looking at ads on an iPhone are just as valuable as eyeballs looking at ads on an Android device. If anything, folks who are willing to pay extra for Apple products may have more valuable eyeballs from a marketing perspective.

I'm sure that there is an angle here that I don't fully appreciate (e.g., integrating the ads with CP may be tricky and Waze doesn't want to have unvetted beta testers see how much of a focus is on advertising), but I still think that it's disappointing for a product which presents itself as the ultimate in crowdsourced traffic information gathering to run such a tightly restricted beta.

It's not the end of the world, but it is disappointing.
 

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Guess we’ll just have to be patient. Figured they would want a number of people testing iOS 12 to also test their updated CarPlay compatible apps, but maybe they wanted to wait until iOS 12 was finalized.


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Google Maps for Carplay just released.
 

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Confirmed! It Works!

Finally we have Google Maps in CarPlay!
I use iOS12 and just downloaded the latest Google Maps update. What a beautiful site huh?!
As an EV driver I especially like how easy it is to select "Avoid Highways". Just tap the gear icon at upper R then tap the Avoid Highways icon and it quickly switches back to the map and recalculates accordingly. Very cool!
GoogleMapsCarPlay.jpg

I also look forward to using Waze when it becomes available.
 
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