Imagine you’re driving home and your smartphone starts to ring. Digging it out of your pockets and moving the cursor to unlock it is such a hassle, especially if you’re attempting to keep your eyes on the street. Everyone struggles with this, and it is not only phone calls which are affected.
Some Volvo vehicles have learned how to circumvent this. You can use the best features of your Apple iPhone without distracted driving. How is this possible? Simply integrate your iPhone to the car’s dashboard and display for easy access.
The app that’s changing the way we think about driving is named Apple CarPlay. This app is one of the best iPhone experiences for motorists, provided you have a constant signal. All the driver needs to do is plug the iPhone in and the features will appear on the LCD screen in front of them.
Here are some of the best features that CarPlay has to offer:
Touch to talk: CarPlay lets users access phoning, calling, music and mapping attributes by touching the car’s LCD screen. This works just like the iPhone does. Users can also use Siri to carry out certain functions. This can be triggered by touching a steering wheel button. CarPlay also works with knobs and dials in the vehicle.
Apple Maps: having the ability to access Apple Maps and receive turn-by-turn directions is very helpful. CarPlay will also keep you updated on traffic situations and your estimated arrival time. This is displayed easily on the car’s dashboard.
Music: CarPlay is a simple way to enjoy the music stored in your iTunes library. The program can play iTunes Radio if you would like a greater variety that goes beyond your typical playlists.
Additional apps: Please bear in mind that CarPlay can interact with a number of different iPhone apps. Music can be streamed from apps like Spotify, Beats Music or iHeartRadio. CarPlay can even check baseball scores, display live broadcasts and other functions. Many more apps are getting to be compatible with the CarPlay system.
CarPlay is one of the best ways you can use your iPhone while driving and it is only available in select Volvo models. Quit messing with your iPhone while driving and take advantage of this app offers. Find your place on a map, send a text or answer a call in your dash with a fast swipe of your finger, or use your voice to make the entire process even easier.