For those who love iPhones and can't seem to get enough of Apple's interface, even while driving, Apple CarPlay is for you. It allows you do the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving as you stay focused on the road, including playing your music, navigating to your destination, taking phone calls, as well as "reading" and sending text messages.
According to Apple, Apple CarPlay is "The Ultimate Copilot." It lets you use an iPhone (particularly the iPhone 5 and newer devices) with a word, touch or twist. To activate Siri voice control, just press and hold the voice control button situated on the steering wheel. If your CarPlay-equipped vehicle has a touchscreen, you may use it to control CarPlay. If your touchscreen has knobs, dials, or buttons, it controls CarPlay.
CarPlay can also predict the places where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, texts, contacts and calendars. You can also search for the nearby restaurants, gas stations, malls, coffee shops and other establishments. It will even estimate how long the detour would take. Apple Maps, available on Apple only, will be the guide.
In addition, CarPlay lets you enjoy your music your way. Access your iTunes, your Apple Music membership and additional audio apps using your car's built-in controls or just tell Siri what you want to hear.
If you want to make calls, return missed calls or listen to your voicemail, Siri can help through the vehicle's audio system. As for the messages, reading and writing is now listening and dictating, all you need to do is ask Siri.
You may also use other apps which are on your iPhone and apps developed by car manufacturers. Apple and Techradar have a full list of these apps. Here is the list of the cars that now work with Apple CarPlay:
Acura: 2017 NSX
Audi: 2017 A3, 2017 A4 - A7, 2017 Q2, 2017 Q7, 2017 R8, 2017 TT, 2018 Q5
Bentley: 2017 Bentayga
BMW: 2017 2 Series to 7 Series, 2017 X3 to X6
Buick: 2016 Lacrosse and 2016 Regal
Cadillac: 2016 ELR, 2016-2017 ATS and ATS-V, 2016-2017 CTS and CTS-V, 2016-2017 CT6, 2016-2017 Escalade/ESV, 2016-2017 XTS, 2017XT5
Chevrolet: 2016-2017 Camaro and Camaro Convertible, Colorado, Corvette and Corvette Convertible, Cruze, Impala, Malibu, Silverado and Silverado HD, Spark, Suburban, Taho, and Volt, 2017 Bolt and Sonic.
Chrysler: 2017 300
Citroen: 2016-2017 Berlingo Multispace, C3, C4, and C5
Dodge: 2017 Challenger and Charger
DS Automobiles: 2016-2017 DS 3, DS 3 Cabrio, DS 4, and DS 5
Ferrari: 2016 FF and F12 tdf, 2016-2017 488 GTB, 488 Spide, California T, F12 Berlinetta, 2017 GTC4Lusso
Ford: 2017 C-MAX, Edge, Escape, Expedition, Explorer, F-150, Fiesta, Flex, Focus, Fusion, Taurus, Transit, Transit Connect, Mustang, Super Duty
Genesis: 2017 Genesis G80
GMC: 2016-2017 Canyon, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL, 2017 Acadia
Holden: 2016-2017 Captiva, Insignia, Spark, and Colorado
Honda: 2016-2017 Accord and Civic, 2017 CR-V, Ridgeline, and Pilot
Hyundai: 2015-2016 Genesis Sedan, 2015-2017 Azera and Sonata, 2016-2017 Elantra GT, Tucson, Veloster, 2017 Elantra, IONIQ, Santa Fe, and Santa Fe Sport
Kia: 2014-2017 Soul, 2015-2016 Optima Hybrid and Sedona, 2015-2017 Optima and Soul EV, 2017 Cadenza, Forte, Forte Koup, Forte5, Niro, Optima Plug-In Hybrid, Sorento, Sportage
Lamborghini: 2017 Centenario
The Lincoln Motor Company: 2017 MKC, MKS, MKT, MKX, MKZ, Navigator, Continental
Maserati: 2017 Ghibli and Levante
Mercedes-Benz: 2016-2017 A-Class, B-Class, CLA-Class, CLS-Class, E-Class Cabriolet, E-Class Coupe, GLE-Class
Mitsubishi: 2016-2017 Pajero, Pajero Sport, Mirage and Mirage G4, Outlander and Outlander PHEV
Nissan: 2017 Maxima
Opel: 2016-2017 Adam, Astra, Corsa, Insignia, KARL
Peugeot: 2016-2017 208 and Partner Tepee
Porsche: 2017 718, 911, Panamera, Macan, and Cayenne
Seat: 2016-2017 Alhambra, Ibiza, Leon, and Toledo, 2017 Ateca
Skoda: 2016-2017 Fabia, Octavia, Rapid, Superb, and Yeti
Subaru: 2017 Impreza
Suzuki: 2016-2017 Baleno, Ciaz, Hustler, Ignis, Lapin, Solio, Solio Bandit, Spacia and Spacia Custom, SX4 S-CROSS, and Vitara
Vaushall: 2016-2017 Adam, Astra, Corsa, Insignia, and Viva
Volkwagen: 2016 Spacefox, 2016-2017 Beetle and Beetle Cabriolet, CC, e-Golf, Fox, Golf, Golf Cabriolet, Golf SportsVan, Golf Variant, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, GTI, Jetta, Lamando, Passat and Passat Variant, Polo, Scirocco, Sharan, Tiguan, Touran, 2017 Atlas, CrossFox, Gol, Saveiro, and Voyage
Volvo: 2016-2017 XC90; 2017 S90 and V90