I just bought a used 2015 Volt so I cannot take advantage of this, but if Apple doesn't get off their butts and let them implement this for CarPlay then my next car purchase may coincide with an Android phone purchase as well! I have been an iPhone user since the 3g in 2009 and have no desire to switch... until now.
Cheap no-service Android device set to use your iPhone hotspot? Leave the old droidphone plugged in and buried in the car... Since you commute that far, just leaving the phone on and letting it charge up while you're in the car driving will probably keep it functional for weeks...I'm also an iPhone user since the 3Gs, but this will seriously make me question my next phone purchase if it doesn't show up on Carplay before then. I commute 600 miles a week and Waze has saved me more hours of (potentially stuck in traffic) travel time than I care to think about.
Perhaps the left phone wouldn't know what the right phone was doing...Ha.....I wonder how many more glitches that would bring to the surface? Android hardwired for Waze/Android Auto.....tethered to my iPhone for the data connection while my iPhone is connected to the car via Bluetooth for phone/messages.
Ok, so I tried my wife's phone in the car this past weekend and I have to say I do like Waze on AA. No annoying ads and everything else I use looks great on it. The display is straightforward and the alerts come through nicely and they mute or quieten your radio instead of changing the input like it does when used outside of AA/Carplay. There are a couple of features mentioned earlier in the thread that dont work - some of the voice stuff - but as siri, waze and just about every other so called electronic assistant has trouble with even a mild Scottish accent then its not a feature I use much ! It was only a short test so didn't really put it through its paces extensively, but what I did see, I liked.Despite having the option for built-in nav or apple maps via carplay on the big screen and the choice to use a plethora of other apps via my iPhone (6S+) screen I pretty much use Waze all the time and have used it for several years. Only time I tend to try anything else is when I need offline maps and then I just use Google Maps and download for offline usage.
Waze has its quirks and is not for everyone but I have found its routing options and some of its suggestions better than others and the speed with which the app notifies me of traffic, accidents, or police presence is also better than the rest - especially as most of the others dont have the police info. Apple Maps has come a long way from the early days but its not there yet for me. Google maps looks nicer and uses some Waze data but I do like Waze better.
I reckon I will be looking at a new phone later this year or maybe next year (iPhone8?, Note8?, Pixel2?), and after a few issues with iOS more recently and a general apathy towards apple in general these days the features that are transferable to the car from either Carplay or AA will be a huge factor for me. My wife recently upgraded her old Blackberry Q10 (I know! what can I say, she likes a physical keyboard) to a new Android powered KeyOne (also with physical keyboard) so going to 'borrow' it over the weekend and see how Waze looks on the big screen