If you have an iPhone, having Apple CarPlay in your car or truck makes it easy and safe to stay in touch with family, friends and co-workers. You can use the power of Siri voice recognition to make calls or send text messages. CarPlay can also help you stay entertained and help you reach your destination as efficiently as possible. Intrigued? Read on, and we’ll explain what this smartphone integration technology can do and how we can add it to your vehicle.
What Is Apple CarPlay?
If you have Apple CarPlay in your car, you can press a button on the radio or steering wheel to use Siri to make a phone call. You can dictate a phone number, ask for a contact or let the system search the internet for business contact information anywhere in North America. If you’d like to send a text message, CarPlay is fully integrated with iMessage. All you have to do is ask the system to send a text message, select the recipient, then dictate away. Siri will convert what you say to text, then send it – all while you pay attention to your driving. Best of all, CarPlay will read incoming text messages to you and ask if you’d like to reply.
Class-Leading Navigation Solutions
Getting detailed navigation directions to any address in North America has never been easier. You can choose from Apple Maps, Google Maps or Waze to plot your route and provide turn-by-turn directions to your destination. All of these systems download map data in real-time, so you’ll never have to worry about whether you have the latest road and highway information. Best of all, traffic flow information in major urban areas is included in the routing to help you avoid accidents and congestion.
Apple CarPlay makes it easy to pick from dozens of entertainment options. For example, you can ask the system to play music stored on your phone, or you can choose from popular streaming services like Pandora, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Tidal or YouTube Music. You can also listen to audiobooks or podcasts just as easily.
Adding Apple CarPlay to Your Car or Truck
Suppose you have a late-model vehicle with a factory-installed entertainment system with a color display. In that case, we have several options that can upgrade the existing radio with a hideaway system that will add Apple CarPlay. You can listen to music and receive voice prompts and commands through the existing audio system for a seamless experience. If you’re interested in this option, we’ll need to verify that there’s a solution for your vehicle’s year, make, model and trim level, as the hardware is vehicle-specific.
The most popular way to add CarPlay to your vehicle is to replace the radio. We have state-of-the-art multimedia receivers from Sony and Pioneer that add smartphone integration. In addition, you can choose from a multitude of display options, up to and including a massive 9- or 10.1-inch solution. Several of our receiver upgrades include Wireless CarPlay connectivity, which enables you to leave your phone in your pocket or purse while on the road.
These radios also support playback of multimedia files in MP3, WMA, WAV and FLAC formats. In addition, we can add SiriusXM satellite radio to the new receiver so you can enjoy genre-specific programming almost anywhere in the country. Another popular option is to add a backup camera to make parking and maneuvering safer and more convenient. Finally, of course, any of these receivers can be the heart of a premium audio system upgrade that will bring your music to life.
Upgrade Your Vehicle with Apple CarPlay at Mobile Edge
If you’d like to add Apple CarPlay to your car or truck, we invite you to visit Mobile Edge in Lehighton, Pennsylvania. One of our product specialists would be happy to demonstrate the options we have available for your vehicle. If you can’t get to our store during regular business hours, give our team a call or send us an e-mail using the red icon below.