What is Apple CarPlay?

January 8th, 2018 by

2018 Honda CR-V Technology

If you’ve been browsing through our new vehicles, you may have seen a few features that you don’t recognize from the past. For example, just what is Apple CarPlay? This integrated smartphone connectivity feature allows drivers to pull up everything from apps to maps to music with just the tap of a screen. Not only is Apple CarPlay a convenient way to access media and information, but its voice-activated controls are also safe to use while on-the-go. Learn all about Apple CarPlay, and then try it out at Tamaroff Honda!

Intuitive Design

Honda gives drivers three different ways to activate Apple CarPlay. First, you can use the knobs and buttons on your display screen to scroll through your list of apps. Second, you can simply tap your touchscreen display to select anything from audiobooks to podcasts. Finally, Siri voice control is also available on select models for hands-free functionality. Press the voice control button on your steering wheel and simply speak to the system out loud.

Smart Features

Just what can Apple CarPlay do? Let’s take a deeper look at some of the features available:

  • Apple Maps will display turn-by-turn directions to any location at your command. Feel free to ask Siri to find the nearest restaurant or grab an address from an email, text message, or calendar entry.
  • Stay up-to-date with family, friends, and coworkers with the help of Apple CarPlay phone integration. Call a friend from the road, listen to a voicemail from your colleagues, or check your missed calls in an instant.
  • No need to fumble with a smartphone to check your texts. Use Siri’s voice recognition technology to read, write, and reply to messages with simple commands.
  • Drivers can access their custom Apple Music library on the road. Want to hear something new? Explore podcasts, audiobooks, internet radio, and more through hundreds of available apps.

Try Apple CarPlay Today!

Once you try Apple CarPlay in person, you’ll wonder how you ever navigated without it. This all-in-one connectivity program is the perfect copilot for your daily commute. Want to try it out in person? Visit Tamaroff Honda for a test drive, and our experts would be happy to show you the ropes. Contact us at any time!