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Google Maps finally works with CarPlay

CarPlay enables Google Maps navigation on iOS 12.
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Apple Maps is no longer the only option for navigation by Apple's CarPlay system as iOS 12 is released.

Users of CarPlay now have the option of choosing between Google Maps and Apple Maps with updates released today on Google Maps. More third party applications are in progress.

The incorporation of Google Maps into CarPlay was made possible by the update of iOS 12 released yesterday. Waze, owned by Google, has not yet announced a specific date for CarPlay support, but it has also been set to aim for a leap to CarPlay.

The CarPlay version of Google Maps does not come with Siri support, but you can use Google's voice search in your app. With Google Maps, you can access all the pins and addresses stored in your Google Account so you can easily navigate to popular destinations.

Apple map and Google Maps

The Apple Map has made major improvements in recent years. Apple makes the mapping department in deficit. When Apple released the map for the first time in 2012, it landed on an embarrassing belly flop. The initial map problem ranged from badly distorted landscapes to visiting the airport in Alaska State Fairbanks and instructing those driving across one of the guided streets.

Apple is currently undergoing a complete review of the map application. The company uses a mapping van fleet to gather more data than ever to promote competition with Google Maps.

"I wanted to raise this to the next level," Eddy Cue said in an interview TechCrunch This summer. "We've been trying to create something that wishes to be the best map application in the world

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