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It was my first driving in this morning since bought Volt.

I can remember somebody told me that if I can buy some vehicle which support CarPlay, I can use GoolgeMap through CarPlay.

but today, I found there is no Google Map in CarPlay.

someone lied to me? what happened?
 

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It was my first driving in this morning since bought Volt.

I can remember somebody told me that if I can buy some vehicle which support CarPlay, I can use GoolgeMap through CarPlay.

but today, I found there is no Google Map in CarPlay.

someone lied to me? what happened?
The Volt also supports Android Auto, for Android phones, where you can use Google Maps.
 

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It was my first driving in this morning since bought Volt.

I can remember somebody told me that if I can buy some vehicle which support CarPlay, I can use GoolgeMap through CarPlay.

but today, I found there is no Google Map in CarPlay.

someone lied to me? what happened?
It appears to not be doable without jailbreaking the iphone. Sorry you got bad info. :(

The Volt also supports Android Auto, for Android phones, where you can use Google Maps.
Haha. Good answer! 10 points for least helpful reply possible. :rolleyes:
 

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Now why would Apple promote a competing product?
 

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If you want to use Google Maps you will need an Android device. If you want to keep your iPhone then I'd suggest you get an Android tablet and use the Volt's hotspot for it's internet connection. If you do that don't get a crap Chinese tablet, get one that's running the current version of Android (Nougat, i.e. 7.1 or better). If you are willing to switch to an Android phone I'd suggest that you wait a few months until the Pixel 2 comes out. Pixel phones get their update directly from Google so they are always up to date. I'm using the Nexux 6P is a 2015 phone, my intention is to upgrade the Pixel 2 plus when it comes out this fall.
 

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How long before there is an anti trust lawsuit against Apple? Microsoft got in trouble for similar reasons when internet explorer was defaulted for use with Windows instead of competing browsers.
 

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How long before there is an anti trust lawsuit against Apple? Microsoft got in trouble for similar reasons when internet explorer was defaulted for use with Windows instead of competing browsers.
The Europeans keep sueing Google and they've never bothered with Apple even though Android is open source and iOS is closed source. In the case of AA vs CarPlay however, they are equal offenders, the only map option on AA is Google Maps, you can't even get Waze which is owned by Google although there is a rumor of a Waze beta. I don't know if the lack of competing mapping apps is because Google isn't allowing it or if Sygic and Here Maps have simply given up trying to compete with Google Maps.
 

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Forget all of them. I picked up a Garmin for $99. Works great.
Why would you use a Garmin when the Volt supports AA and Car Play. I don't know how well Apple Maps works these days but I'd bet that CarPlay on the Volt's display is better than a Garmin. There is no question that AA is vastly better than a Garmin.
 

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Just use Apple maps and stop complaining. I think google has been much more evil than Apple has been, but they all deserve to share the blame.
 

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Why would you use a Garmin when the Volt supports AA and Car Play. I don't know how well Apple Maps works these days but I'd bet that CarPlay on the Volt's display is better than a Garmin. There is no question that AA is vastly better than a Garmin.
Having a Garmin or similar is smart in remote/offline areas, however google maps is starting to support that and a Samsung S7 or S8 has memory card slot to hold maps.
 

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The Volt also supports Android Auto, for Android phones, where you can use Google Maps.
Careful! The Android Auto site says that AA only supports Gen 2 Volts. I use a Garmin Nuvi 67LMT with my 2015 Volt LT. The maps are as good as Google Maps in my experience, the 6 inch screen is plenty big enough when used in vertical orientation, and you can use your Volt main display for better purposes.

My Garmin is excellent at finding and suggesting surface-street alternate routes around big traffic tie-ups on the Seattle freeways. Will AA do that?
 

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It is not a good solution. Car play is effectively worthless, I keep it turned off. I run google maps on my phone and have it run the audio in the car. Not ideal but better than Apple maps. Thanks for nothing apple.
 

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Another option would be to dedicate an Android phone/tablet to your Volt, for the sake of Android Auto. No need for a data plan if you can tether to iPhone free of charge.
 

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Just get a phone holder with power adapter for your smart phone and all good here (With free auto map updates that actually are up to date).
 

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Careful! The Android Auto site says that AA only supports Gen 2 Volts. I use a Garmin Nuvi 67LMT with my 2015 Volt LT. The maps are as good as Google Maps in my experience, the 6 inch screen is plenty big enough when used in vertical orientation, and you can use your Volt main display for better purposes.

My Garmin is excellent at finding and suggesting surface-street alternate routes around big traffic tie-ups on the Seattle freeways. Will AA do that?
Yes, AA (Google Maps) does on-the-fly re-routing very well.

The main reason I prefer a smartphone over a standalone gps is that all my locations are already in my phone. I know you can program them into the garmin, but generally I'm already searching for a place with my phone (like "nearest pizza place" while at home), and it's trivial to click on it for directions rather than enter it into the garmin when I get to my car. The phone is always up-to-date as well, and has a much nicer, more responsive screen. If you have a passenger, they can easily scroll around to look at traffic and choose alternate routes in dense cities (like NYC) where some local knowledge can (sometimes) still beat the AI routing. Then they can pull up a parking app to see where you can park, etc. Both devices have pros/cons, I just prefer the phone for versatility, and I already own it, so one less thing to buy.
 

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It is not a good solution. Car play is effectively worthless, I keep it turned off. I run google maps on my phone and have it run the audio in the car. Not ideal but better than Apple maps. Thanks for nothing apple.
Just curious as to what's wrong with Apple Maps. I'm strictly a Nexus guy so I've never used an iPhone but I am surprised to hear that Apple Maps haven't matured. When Apple first introduced Apple Maps there was a pretty good joke about them, "I wouldn't give up my Apple Maps for all the tea in Cuba", but it's been a few years now I would have thought that they would be pretty decent by now even if they weren't at the same level as Google Maps.
 

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My Garmin is excellent at finding and suggesting surface-street alternate routes around big traffic tie-ups on the Seattle freeways. Will AA do that?
Yes, Google maps via AA is great at that. It's saved me from several traffic jams. And sometimes it takes less time just to drive through the jam than to take an alternate route - and Google maps is also very good at giving the information about the difference in estimated trip time so you can decide.

I'm not sure if Apple's maps are this good. But given how well AA is working for me (after a few initial bugs, which seem to have been worked out), I'd never futz with a Garmin.
 

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Why would you use a Garmin when the Volt supports AA and Car Play. I don't know how well Apple Maps works these days but I'd bet that CarPlay on the Volt's display is better than a Garmin. There is no question that AA is vastly better than a Garmin.
I don't own a smartphone. Can't see spending $50/month so my wife can call me and tell me we're having pork chops for dinner.
 

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Just curious as to what's wrong with Apple Maps. I'm strictly a Nexus guy so I've never used an iPhone but I am surprised to hear that Apple Maps haven't matured. When Apple first introduced Apple Maps there was a pretty good joke about them, "I wouldn't give up my Apple Maps for all the tea in Cuba", but it's been a few years now I would have thought that they would be pretty decent by now even if they weren't at the same level as Google Maps.
I have three gps programs on my phone. Google, Tom Tom and apple. I like tomtom the best, but it doesn't run audio through the car, so it really only gets used on long trips or where there is no cell coverage as it loads the actual map and doesn't download on the fly. Google is ok and has the best traffic, but lacks speed limit information and has to download on the fly so if you don't have coverage it doesn't work. Apple maps only gets used if a program links to it without me knowing. I just don't like it. Traffic isn't like Google and it lacks speed limit information.
The best solution would be if apple would let you mirror the phone screen to the car. I am sure they won't do that as you don't have to use the apple programs like you do now.
 
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