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  1. Scott Merryfield

    Trying out CarPlay

    My sister was riding with me yesterday when I was receiving alerts, and she mentioned she wasn't getting the speed trap and abandoned vehicle notifications with Google Maps on her IPhone, either. So, that functionality must only be on the Android version of the app right now.
  2. Scott Merryfield

    Trying out CarPlay

    I have been getting the speed trap alerts in Google Maps for many months -- at least since our drive to/from South Carolina back in April. The "stalled car on side of road" alerts started more recently. I am using the app via an Android phone and Android Auto -- could the app on an iPhone not be...
  3. Scott Merryfield

    Trying out CarPlay

    I can use the radio and access the USB thumb drive while using Android Auto in both my 2018 GMC Acadia and my wife's 2019 Buick Encore. I assume Apple CarPlay works the same way, but cannot confirm. BTW, since Google acquired Waze, they have been incorporating many of Waze's features into...
  4. Scott Merryfield

    Trying out CarPlay

    Ron, Google Maps will report speed traps -- it has done it numerous times for me. I am not sure if they are pulling the info from Waze, but it will announce "there is a speed trap ahead" and show an icon on the map where the trap is located. It doesn't announce any of the other hazards, such as...
  5. Scott Merryfield

    Trying out CarPlay

    I tried out Waze again yesterday while driving to meet some friends for lunch. I still found the interface and functionality lacking when compared to Google Maps. First off, even though I have Waze setup to access my Google calendar, Waze still didn't list my lunch meeting as a routing option --...
  6. Scott Merryfield

    Trying out CarPlay

    Google Maps has begun to incorporate some of the reporting from Waze into GM. I get alerted quite often to "speed trap ahead", for example. Google Maps also alerts to upcoming traffic issues and will offer a new route -- it's done that for as long as I have been using it. I tried Waze a few...
  7. Scott Merryfield

    Trying out CarPlay

    Glad you like the app, Ron. It is amazing how accurate the traffic information is on Google Maps. It saved me again this morning heading to the golf course. I saw a backup on US-23 just north of I-96 on the screen, and sure enough just as I came to the interchange traffic was at a dead stop due...
  8. Scott Merryfield

    Trying out CarPlay

    Ron, I am using an Android phone, so it may work more seamlessly than with an iPhone -- not sure. In my case, I can search for an address or location in Google Maps on my home PC and when I plug my phone into my car, my most recent Google Map searches will show up for selection -- along with...
  9. Scott Merryfield

    Trying out CarPlay

    Google Maps is the best navigation system I've used. It provides much better routing and traffic info than the Garmin I own (which has live traffic, too), and as I said above it's much better than General Motor's built-in system. Garmin's only advantage is it will work in areas where you do not...
  10. Scott Merryfield

    Trying out CarPlay

    Some interesting differences between CarPlay and Android Auto, which I use with my 2018 GMC Acadia and my wife's new 2019 Buick Encore. I cannot get navigation or audio streaming via wireless -- only via a wired connection. I do get interaction with the phone for calls and texts via bluetooth...
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