Google Maps is coming to the KarPlay Dashboard.
Google on Monday announced that it is upgrading Google Maps on the Apple CarPlay and Apple Watch.
The new Google Maps update brings Maps to the CarPlay Panel, the main home screen window where you can see many things at once, such as your calendar appointments, the music you play, and your directions.
Apple did not allow third-party mapping applications in the area until an iPhone update was released in March. Until now, Google Maps users had to use Apple Maps on the Panel screen. Or, they had to use Google Maps separately and without the added information provided by the Dashboard.
CarPlay lets you view some apps, make phone calls, chat with Siri and more on the machines that support it. It competes with Google̵7;s Android Auto platform, which runs on Android phones.
The change is ending starting Monday.
Instructions from Google Maps turn the tide on the Apple Watch
Instructions from Google Maps turn the tide on the Apple Watch.
Turn directions from Google Maps turns will start on the Apple Watch in the coming weeks.
This means you can get directions on Google Maps and then look at your watch for the next step. It is useful if you are walking around the city, cycling or driving and you do not have maps on your dashboard.
Apple Maps already supports this, so it’s just a new option for people who prefer to use Google Maps.