If you are near Chilliwack, Maple Ridge or Abbotsford and own an iPhone, drop by Certified Auto Sound and Security to see the latest Apple CarPlay-equipped source units. CarPlay makes it easy and safe to make phone calls, listen to your music and even send text messages without having to take your eyes off the road or your hands off the steering wheel.
What is Apple CarPlay?
Apple CarPlay was developed as a mobile interface that lets you use your phone safely while driving. With a CarPlay-equipped source unit in your vehicle, you can press a button on your steering wheel, then just ask for what you want. Say “Send a text message to Patrick” and the Siri voice recognition engine will process your request and ask what you want to say. You can even listen to incoming text messages and reply to those.
Making a phone call from your contact list on the phone is just as easy. If you don’t know a phone number, CarPlay will search the Internet for a suitable solution. Let’s say you want to call our Abbotsford store. Just say “call Certified Auto Sound and Security in Abbotsford.” The system will prompt you to confirm that the number and address are correct, then make the call for you.
CarPlay is an easy way to listen to your favorite music. You can select from content on your phone by song title, album name or the artist. You also have access to streaming services like Spotify, Overcast and Stitcher. You can listen to podcasts and audiobooks as well.
Navigate Safely and Efficiently
CarPlay can provide accurate turn-by-turn navigation directions to any destination you want. Ask for an address or choose your destination by name and let CarPlay look up the address. If you are Jonesing for a Double Double, just ask for directions to the nearest Tim Hortons. The navigation system provides turn-by-turn instructions, including street names. It takes real-time traffic flow information (where provided) into account when planning the route.
Upgrading to CarPlay is Easy
We carry several Kenwood and Pioneer multimedia receivers that include Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto. No matter which platform you use now, or next year, you are covered. Our team of expert technicians can integrate a new source unit into most vehicles and include integration with factory steering wheel controls, OEM infotainment systems like Ford Sync and GM OnStar, and even tire pressuring sensors and backup cameras.
Make Your Drive Safe and Productive
If you spend a lot of time in your vehicle, drop by Certified Auto Sound and Security and ask about adding CarPlay. You can reach us by phone or send an e-mail using our online contact page.