Android Auto and Apple CarPlay



Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Almost every new model today has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. These are car assistant systems that enable your smartphone to be connected to your car so that you can have as much of a hands-free experience as possible. This not only improves safety but also facilitates navigation and all other activities that you usually do on your phone while driving. A number of vehicles from Kia in Auburn come equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay too. Let’s take a closer look at these car assistant systems.

Android Auto
You will have to download and install the Android Auto app from Play Store on your smartphone for your car to recognize your phone. With Android Auto, you can use Google Assistant voice commands to control the system. So when you have to call someone while driving, you can use voice dialing if you don’t have time to manually dial the number. Navigation uses Google Maps, which makes it extremely easy for the driver. On top of this, you can also stream music, check messages, respond to texts, and use a bunch of other apps too.

Apple CarPlay
The great thing about Apple CarPlay is that it is extremely easy to install and get working. Unlike Android Auto, you don’t have to download the app on your phone. All you have to do is plug in your phone to the console and start using your car assistant system just like that. Put simply, Apple CarPlay is pretty much like your iPhone, only with fewer notifications. For this reason, you will find that the interface is familiar. Drivers can use either Siri or the factory toggle in order to navigate Apple CarPlay. This means you can use voice commands to dial numbers, play voicemails, and also read texts aloud on request. When it comes to navigation, Apple CarPlay uses Apple Maps. It is difficult to choose between the two car assistant systems as it really is a matter of personal preference. That said, both have a user-friendly interface and come in handy when you want a hands-free experience with your phone.


Source: Kia