GPS (global positioning system) technology has been in use for more than a decade now, and it has changed the way in which people use maps and mapping technology. For those drivers who use their vehicles for long commutes or long drives to destinations, GPS has really changed the way in which they go from place to place.
Apple systems, for their smartphones, launched Maps with the iOS 6 onwards and since then their OS has seen a lot of tweaks and feature improvements. However, they aren’t the only player in this market and there are better applications that can run on iOS that feature better navigation systems.
CarPlay, Apple’s automobile interface incorporates many of the company’s signature apps. CarPlay Autoradio GPS uses the in-built maps feature and helps users navigate their way to their destination without a hassle. However, a lot of users have found a way to circumvent the inbuilt app and prefer to use other navigation apps for their drives.
Gone are the days when car audio systems were just that – simple sound systems on which you played your favourite music or tuned in, to your favourite radio station. The need to be connected to everything around us has become so all-consuming that this is reflecting in autoradios as well.
The autoradio Opel Astra GPS is an example of one such system where the stereo not only has to play your favourite music, but also has to help you navigate the most effective route to your destination. Opel is not the only car manufacturer that is fitting its cars with intelligent stereo systems, every car manufacturer is competing with the others to integrate their cars with the state-of-the-art consoles that will make sure a driver doesn’t miss their smart devices.
One’s automobile has also turned into one’s personal computer!