If you want to communicate safely while driving, drop into SoundsGood Auto in Burnaby or Coquitlam and ask about our Alpine, Kenwood, Sony, Pioneer and Clarion multimedia receivers with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These smartphone integration technologies are designed specifically for people on the go who need to stay in touch with family, friends, and co-workers.
How Do CarPlay and Android Auto Work?
Up until a few years ago, you had to press buttons on your radio to select an audio source or tap on your phone screen to send a text message. Apple realized that too many accidents were taking place because drivers were distracted by these tasks. Their response was to create CarPlay – a voice-controlled interface that would let users communicate safely. Of course, Google followed shortly after Apple with the introduction of Android Auto.
What Can I do While Driving?
You can send a text message to a friend or colleague and listen to their response. You can make phone calls to contacts on your phone, to a specific phone number or have the system search the Internet for the contact information for the business you are calling. Just press and hold the talk button on your radio or steering wheel controls and ask for what you want.
Choosing and controlling entertainment sources is easy. You can ask to listen to a song stored on your phone or select a streaming service like iHeartRadio, Spotify or Tidal. Listening to a book or Podcast is just as easy.
Finally, both CarPlay and Android Auto include several turn-by-turn navigation options. Ask the system to find you a Sushi restaurant, a gas station, or directions to SoundsGood Auto, and it will make it happen. Apple Maps, Google Maps, and Waze all feature real-time traffic information to help to navigate the Vancouver area as efficiently as possible.
Upgrade Your Factory Entertainment System
If you have a relatively new Mercedes-Benz, BMW, General Motors, or Toyota vehicle, we have several options available to integrate these hands-free smartphone interfaces with your factory radio. Drop by SoundsGood Auto in Burnaby or Coquitlam to find out if we have a solution for your vehicle and experience the latest aftermarket multimedia receivers with CarPlay and Android Auto.