With the release of iOS 12, Apple opened up CarPlay to more third-party navigation apps, meaning that users who didn’t want to use Apple Maps would now have more options, as long as developers decided to support CarPlay. Last week Google made Google Maps compatible with CarPlay, and now it looks like Waze is next.
If Waze is more your jam in terms of navigation apps, then you might want to update to the latest version of the app because it will now support CarPlay. Given that Waze is owned by Google, we can’t say we’re too surprised that support is finally here. However there are some slight differences between both apps.
For example Google Maps on CarPlay is pretty much straight up the version on the iPhone. However Waze on CarPlay will let users tweak more settings, such as using daytime maps at night, and vice versa. They can also change their icon on Waze that represents their car. Users will also be submit information to Waze, such as accidents, traffic reports, and so on.
Users will need to have the latest version of Waze in order to take advantage of the new compatibility, so update the app if you haven’t done so already. Waze is a free download and can be found on the App Store.