A new source unit with Apple CarPlay from Certified Auto Sound and Security in Abbotsford, Chilliwack or Maple Ridge will transform the way you communicate and listen to music while behind the wheel. This unique smartphone interface has transformed the driving experience. Let’s take a closer look at what it can do.
What Is Apple CarPlay?
CarPlay is software that runs on a Kenwood or Pioneer multimedia receiver and works directly with your Apple iPhone. The software provides a simple and intuitive interface that allows quick and easy access to commonly used features. You can tap the touchscreen or use Siri voice recognition to select and control functions. Voice commands let you keep your eyes on the road in front of you.
CarPlay Helps You Communicate Safely
CarPlay works with your iPhone to let you send and listen to text messages. When a new message comes in, just press the voice recognition button on the radio or your steering wheel and ask Siri to read the message to you by saying, “Listen to new text messages.” Siri will read the message to you and then ask if you want to reply. You can dictate your response, and CarPlay sends it off with Apple’s signature “swoosh” sound. Likewise, you can send a quick e-mail to folks in your contacts list.
Making phone calls is just as easy as sending a text message. Ask CarPlay to call someone in your contacts or read out a phone number. If you don’t know the number of a business, ask CarPlay to find it for you. Just say, “Call Tim Hortons in Maple Ridge,” and Siri will search for the right address, then offer to call the store for you. Hotels and restaurants are just as easy to find.
Amazing Entertainment Options
Apple CarPlay gives you direct access to all the music stored on your iPhone. You can ask to listen to a specific song by title or choose your favourite artist or album. You can stream music from Apple Music, Stitcher or Spotify. You can also listen to podcasts or audiobooks.
Intuitive Navigation Solution
One of the biggest benefits of Apple CarPlay is direct access to Apple Maps. You can get turn-by-turn navigation directions by simply asking for an address. You can also let CarPlay search for an address the same way it does for phone numbers.
Navigation routing takes into account real-time traffic flow information to plot a safe and efficient route around accidents, road closures and congestion. The system provides turn-by-turn voice prompts with spoken street names. The best part: You’ll never need to buy new maps – everything happens in real time using your phone’s Internet connection.
Experience CarPlay at Certified Auto Sound and Security
If you are interested in upgrading the technology in your vehicle, drop in Certified Auto Sound and Security in Abbotsford, Chilliwack or Maple Ridge. Be sure to bring your iPhone so we can show you just how easy CarPlay is to use. Of course, we can demonstrate the additional entertainment and safety features a new Kenwood or Pioneer multimedia receiver offers. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, give our store nearest to you a call, or send us an e-mail using our online contact page.