Waze & Google Maps in CarPlay Dashboard?

Dwalls90

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We all know with iOS/iPad OS 13, Apple introduced the dashboard view into CarPlay. This allows you to view a few "cards" of information on a single screen, which is helpful for driving when you want to view maps, music, etc.

To my knowledge, at present, you can only use Apple Maps as the map application in the dashboard view. Is anyone aware of a way to change this, or have a list of apps that do or plan to support this?

The dashboard functionality makes CarPlay much more useful, but I don't always want to use just Apple Maps.
 

dwfaust

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We all know with iOS/iPad OS 13, Apple introduced the dashboard view into CarPlay. This allows you to view a few "cards" of information on a single screen, which is helpful for driving when you want to view maps, music, etc.

To my knowledge, at present, you can only use Apple Maps as the map application in the dashboard view. Is anyone aware of a way to change this, or have a list of apps that do or plan to support this?

The dashboard functionality makes CarPlay much more useful, but I don't always want to use just Apple Maps.
No plans as far as I have seen/read for Apple to expand the options. It's a shame for sure... but really seems to be the way it is.

The fact that practically any audio app works and is displayable in the Dashboard seems to reinforce the fact that Apple will not be giving us that option for mapping apps.
 

bumbo

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My guess is it'll one of those things Apple keeps locked - so you use their maps - until they give in and unlock it in a future OS. It took 5 OS versions for them to allow third party maps in CarPlay
 

bransoj

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For a while on CarPlay you could only use Apple Maps full stop before this was opened up to Waze, Google Maps etc to be available on there. I suspect somewhere down the line the same will happen with the dashboard view in that its opened up but until they do that its Apple Maps only in there.
 

bumbo

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For a while on CarPlay you could only use Apple Maps full stop before this was opened up to Waze, Google Maps etc to be available on there. I suspect somewhere down the line the same will happen with the dashboard view in that its opened up but until they do that its Apple Maps only in there.
Or, basically everything I just said :)
 

Dwalls90

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I'm able to show music on my car's dashboard outside of CarPlay, so this isn't the end of the world, but is more frustrating than anything else. Hope iOS 14 fixes this restriction.

With Google Maps now containing Waze driving warnings, I was hoping to ditch Waze and move back to Google Maps from Apple Maps to have one map app on my phone, that also worked flawlessly with CarPlay. Looks like I'll need to reconsider.
 

GDF

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I still don't have Google Maps showing Waze warnings. Does anyone else?
 

bumbo

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Google Maps won't show Waze updates, only those reported in Google Maps. Plus, there's no mention of it working in CarPlay only on the iOS app.

Google does own Waze but they are still separate apps