Earlier today, Waze reported that I started beta testing CarPlay integrati. We now have a beta versi of a screenshot of the Google Maps app with CarPlay integrati (a new feature available iOS 12).
Third-party navigati apps iOS 12 are overlaid with the standard CarPlay ctrol, using the base layer rendered in the app. You can see how it works in the screenshot below.
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As shown in these screenshots, the Google Maps applicati ic uses the sidebar navigati slots. This is until iOS 12 is ly available in the Apple Maps applicati.
Arrows and map tiles are rendered by Google using the Google brand and visual design language. Obviously, the underlying data source is also from Google. You can see the map in both map creati mode and satellite mode. There is a D-Pad ctrol for manually panning the map and a microphe butt for voice search.
The applicati uses the CarPlay standard toolbar ctrol to add destinatis and access the setting screen. the setting screen, there is a full-screen display frame where operatis of well-known grid layouts such as toggle to avoid highways and tolls are displayed again. Additis include recent searches, important places such as home and work, operatis related to POI such as gas statis.
Unfortunately, access to the beta versi of Google Maps is relatively limited. The roadmap for publishing these functis has not yet been announced. Users need to upgrade their device to iOS 12 which supports all devices that can run iOS 11. Next, we need to wait for the third party map applicati to release the update to the new App Store integrated with the new CarPlay API.
If Apple featured Google Maps in the keynote at WWDC, I expect it will come out quite early – that …