2018/08/31 | Test drive
Three Benefits of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
New Nissan vehicles are at the cutting edge of technology, whether in terms of safety or connectivity. When we talk about connectivity, today we are talking about Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. If you're in the market for anew vehicle, you've probably heard of both of these technologies.
But what is it exactly? After all, the majority of new cars already have Bluetooth to connect a cell phone, so why use Apple CarPlay or Android Auto? The following five benefits may answer your question.
With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, you get much easier interaction with your mobile device through the vehicle. The center display of the car entertainment system essentially becomes a compressed version of the apps you have on your phone. In other words, you see your phone screen on the center display of your car, but with larger icons and a more direct interface.
Emphasized voice commands
You can use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto using your car's multimedia system interface, but you can also use it using voice commands. You can thus use Ok Google in the case of Android Auto, and SIRI in the case of Apple CarPlay.
Possibility to use your applications
As mentioned earlier, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto take what you see on your phone screen and put it all on the center display of your car. Thus, you have access to the applications of your phone. So you can use them when driving. The two most used apps are definitely Google Maps and your phone's music player.
In short, with Apple CarPlay, we obtain complete integration between our car and our phone and we are therefore better connected.
Apple CarPlay and / or Android Auto are available on the Nissan Altima, Nissan Kicks, Nissan Leaf, Nissan Micra, Nissan Maxima, Nissan Murano, Nissan Qashqai and Nissan GT-R. To find out more, contact us today at Alma Nissan!