Google Maps now available on CarPlay


With the release of iOS 12 Apple added support for third-party mapping services. Google has released support in an update to Google Maps and announced Waze update coming soon.

Google Maps version 5.0 which is available now brings support for Google Maps navigation on your vehicle’s built-in display.

It works much the same as Apple Maps but you unfortunately cannot use Siri to control Google Maps.  It does come with its own voice control but involves tapping a button to activate. 

Google Maps does allow a satellite view which Apple Maps does not support in CarPlay.

Google Maps Satellite View in CarPlay

Waze, also owned by Google, has begun beta testing their updated app to support CarPlay. 

Waze provides real time updates from other drivers to get the latest traffic, petrol prices and hazard data.