Over the past few years, questions about Apple CarPlay have been common here at Tunes-N-Tint in Lakeland, Florida. This smartphone integration solution not only provides easy access to information and entertainment, but makes communication safer while behind the wheel. This article discusses what Apple CarPlay is, the benefits it offers and how we can integrate CarPlay into your vehicle.
What is Apple CarPlay?
Apple developed CarPlay as a way to make using your iPhone safer while you’re driving. Using its Siri voice recognition engine and software built into your car radio, Apple has made sending and receiving text messages, making phone calls, and checking voicemail as easy as speaking to your radio. Unlike old-fashioned voice recognition systems that required slow and methodical single-word prompts, you can ask CarPlay to “Send a text message to AJ” or “Call Austin on his mobile phone.” The system searches your contacts and performs the task nearly instantly. If you don’t know a phone number, Siri will search the Internet for the best possible match. You can ask it to “Call Tunes-N-Tint in Lakeland,” and it will figure out our number for you.
Endless Entertainment Options
CarPlay makes it easy to access the music on your phone. You can ask to listen to any artist, song or album by asking for it by name. If you have subscribed to Apple Music, you can pick from tracks in your iCloud music library or from their streaming catalog. CarPlay is also compatible with Spotify and Pandora. You can also listen to podcasts and audiobooks simply by using your voice.
Premium Navigation Solution
Apple Maps is another fundamental component of the CarPlay system. Using information from your e-mail, text messages, contacts and calendars, Maps can help you plan an efficient route to nearly any destination you can think of. If you know an address, you can ask the system to take you there. If you don’t know the address but know a company name, Siri will search the Internet for the best address match.
Route planning makes use of real-time traffic flow information to get you where you want to go quickly. Turn-by-turn voice prompts mean you can keep your eyes on the road.
Upgrade Your Vehicle with Apple CarPlay
Tunes-N-Tint offers CarPlay-equipped solutions like the Kenwood DNX-994, DDX9903, DDX9904s and the DMX7704. We also carry several Pioneer NEX solutions, including the new single-DIN AVH-3300NEX. Drop by the store and bring your iPhone, we’d be happy to show you how a new Kenwood or Pioneer receiver can make your time behind the wheel safer and more productive. For more information, we invite you to call us at 863-617-7280 or send us an e-mail using our online contact page. We hope to hear from you soon!