Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

November 15th, 2018 by

Hand Holding Smartphone Behind the WheelIf you’ve been browsing our new vehicle inventory, then you’ve probably seen plenty of models with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology. But what are these features, and how can they improve your daily driving around O'fallon or Caseyville?

Both systems seamlessly sync your smartphone to your vehicle, so you can access everything from phone contacts to music playlists to familiar apps while on the go. So whether you carry an iPhone or an Android model, you can safely access all of the features that you love without fumbling with a phone while behind the wheel.

What is Apple CarPlay?

You’ve seen that app in the app store, but just what is Apple CarPlay? This smart system acts as your copilot during the morning commute or the family road trip. Connect your compatible iPhone and customized messages will appear on the car’s built-in display system, so you will never miss a text or a phone call again.

Apple CarPlay is simple to use with your car controls, and you can also use hands-free Siri voice control for added convenience. Once your phone is connected, peruse a variety of features like:

  • Apple Maps
  • Messages
  • iTunes
  • Apps
  • And more!

What is Android Auto?

What is Android Auto? If you’re an Android user, then Android Auto is the smartphone integration service for you. This technology utilizes Google features to enhance your daily drive. Download the Android Auto App or plug in your phone with a USB drive to sync up, and then explore the many features available.

Feel free to use voice-activated Google Assistant to pull up information without taking your eyes from the road. Access features like:

  • Google Maps
  • Google Hangout and SMS
  • Google Play Music
  • Apps
  • And more!

Find Out More at Auffenberg Dealer Group

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto may be two of the top technologies on the market, but there’s plenty more to discover with the Auffenberg Dealer Group. We’re proud to serve the O'fallon and Caseyville areas, so if you’re thinking of buying a car, stop by for a test drive! Contact us with any questions, and we’ll get back to you promptly.

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