One of the latest technologies to come to automobiles is Apple CarPlay. Jacksonville’s Audio Designs & Custom Graphics can provide you with several options for adding CarPlay to your vehicle. Let’s look at what makes CarPlay the safest way to stay connected while you drive.
Apple CarPlay features
Text messaging, music playback, phone calls and navigation are built right into Apple CarPlay. You can say, “I need parking near Everbank Field” and, a moment later, turn-by-turn navigation will guide you there. You could ask Siri to check your latest incoming text messages, and then reply by saying, “Sure, Paul, we can meet at the Jaguars game after work.” As long as it’s on your phone, Siri can be your personal DJ at the press of a button. Just say “Listen to ‘Roxanne’ by the Police” and Sting and the boys will take it from there.
CarPlay is compatible with an increasing number of third-party applications as well, and the list continues to grow. These applications include apps from Audible, Audiobooks.com, Apple’s Audio Books and the Stitcher App. You can stream music via iHeartRadio, Spotify, Rdio or CBS Radio. The sports fan can stay in touch with the game thanks to the MLB At Bat application.
Safety in motion
Apple CarPlay was designed to make staying connected while you drive safe. Once you launch CarPlay, the rest can be done by just talking. Siri listens to what you request, and then serves up the result you want. You can keep your hands on the steering wheel and your eyes on the road. There is no searching through your contacts, scrolling through songs or looking at maps. The CarPlay interface tells you what you need to know so you can make driving your priority.
Easy to use
If you want to use Apple CarPlay, all you have to do is plug your iPhone 5 (or newer) into the radio via a standard Apple Lightning cable. No fancy cables are required. There are no special interfaces to buy. There are no odd applications to install and configure. CarPlay is built right into iOS7.1 (and newer). In fact, Audio Designs & Custom Graphics can make CarPlay even easier to use on many vehicles by programming the Voice button on your steering wheel to launch it.
When you replace your factory radio with a Pioneer or Kenwood receiver with CarPlay, the foundation to add SiriusXM Satellite Radio, a backup camera or rear seat entertainment has already been laid. We can even take listening to music to a whole new level – ask us how.
We invite you to come into Audio Designs & Custom Graphics and plug your iPhone into one of our displays. You can experience just how easy it is to use Apple CarPlay. And, if you are an Android smartphone user; don’t worry – many of the same radios that feature CarPlay also feature Android Auto. We can look at your vehicle with you and spend time with each other, so we can offer you the best solution for your needs. Let us show you why we are consistently rated one of the Top Mobile Electronics Retailers in the Nation by Mobile Electronics magazine.
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