Waze for iOS Updated With CarPlay Support

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Popular Google-owned mapping app Waze was today updated with support for CarPlay on devices running iOS 12. The iOS 12 update allows third-party mapping apps to be used with CarPlay for the first time, providing an alternative to the built-in Apple Maps app.

With CarPlay support, iPhone users who prefer to use Waze for mapping purposes can do so through the CarPlay interface, something that was not possible with iOS 11.


Waze is a popular app because it provides detailed information on traffic, ongoing construction, crashes, and other issues that can result in travel delays.

Google Maps, another popular Apple Maps alternative, was also updated with CarPlay support last week.

Waze can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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Jeaz

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Nice. Used to use Waze a lot before I got a car with CarPlay. Something to look forward to the drive to work tomorrow :)
 

Relentless Power

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Some of the most exciting news today. I Enjoy Apple Maps and use it quite frequently, but Waze will allow me too see the latest construction updates, which we have _a lot_ in our County currently, especially on the highways, where I can use alternative back roads.
 

PJL500

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iOS 12 with Waze: Check. Head unit with CarPlay: Check. But not sure it will work with my third party head unit... . Wonder what the *actual* CarPlay requirements are?
 

RNGesus

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So I have a 2017 Honda Accord Touring that has built in navigation and car play. This weekend I tried to use Siri to look something up and hoped that it would just display navigation on my screen through Apple Maps but it didn't. Sure I can just type the address in myself, but this is 2018 dammit and I shouldn't have to. Is there a way to get navigation on my phone to display on my cars display? That way I can just be like Hey Siri take me to Burger King (or whatever) and just have it connect with my display instead of having to enter it in myself.
 

omba

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8A6C7B45-3CF2-42F2-B235-CD1FADCCFA7C.jpeg I’m waze addicted for more than 6y now and was waiting for this, since I got my new car 2 years ago with CarPlay and those awful Apple Maps. I hated them! And I never used them. And hence I didn’t use CarPlay that much.
But now with waze over CarPlay, it’s running on each drive.
The app is more limited via CarPlay due to some of apples restrictions.
But it’s really nice and useful.

The best maps for avoiding traffic, finally for CarPlay.
Great!!
 
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scr1968

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So I have a 2017 Honda Accord Touring that has built in navigation and car play. This weekend I tried to use Siri to look something up and hoped that it would just display navigation on my screen through Apple Maps but it didn't. Sure I can just type the address in myself, but this is 2018 dammit and I shouldn't have to. Is there a way to get navigation on my phone to display on my cars display? That way I can just be like Hey Siri take me to Burger King (or whatever) and just have it connect with my display instead of having to enter it in myself.
I have a 2016 Honda Civic and I can use Siri with Apple Maps and CarPlay no problem, including pressing the button on my steering wheel and saying "get me direction to _________."

What does not work, nor would I expect it to work (although it would be great if it did) would be to use the above method with 3rd party navigation apps as well. Google Maps sort of gets there by having a microphone button on their CarPlay UI but it is less convenient than using the button on the steering wheel AND you have to switch to the app (Google Maps) to use it. Using Apple Maps I can be in any CarPlay application (typically music), press the steering wheel button, and say "get me directions to ________" and it works.

Do not know why support for a 2017 Accord would not be the same.
 
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