Just Got a New Car with Apple Carplay. Wondering if Apple Maps Is Good Enough in Australia? or Do I Need to Buy a GPS?

Since I'd be travelling for quiet a lot on my new job I'd certainly need a new GPS. I was planning on getting a GPS at first but now since remembering that the car will have Apple CarPlay and will be able to access Apple Maps, just wondering if it'll be good enough specially in cities such as Brisbane/Sydney as I haven't actually used it myself.

If it is, then I'll just probably just buy a good dash cam, any good recommendation?

If not, I'm planning on getting this: http://www.harveynorman.com.au/garmin-driveassist-51-lmt-s-5...

Cheers guys!

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  • +1 vote

    It definitely is sufficient.

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    will third party apps be apple to access your car? if so, use Waze :)

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      Waze is the biggest heap of crap I've ever used. It used to work well but now it's shit.

      Please report back though OP! I'd like to know if google maps can be used with car play? Does it disable your phone so you can't put it in a holder on the windscreen?

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        Nah, Apple only allows Apple Maps sadly.

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    Please try and let us know how it goes with carplay

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    The thing with 3rd party GPS is that it gets updated very infrequently. Better off using Apple Maps or Google Maps which provide live traffic and up to date POIs.

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      But do they do this in cars? Or do cars also get updated very infrequently if ever - or do they have the ability to update over your phones internet?

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        Carplay uses your phone's apps, so it doesn't have it inbuilt, so to speak. It basically mirrors your phone and all your phone info

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    Cities you will be fine, driving to woop woop.. probably not.

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    My car has Carplay. Apple Maps has definitely come a long way since it was launched, and 95% of the time it's accurate enough. For those wondering, Apple Carplay will not allow you to use any other 3rd party GPS apps (so no Google Maps sadly). In fact the only non Apple apps I've seen even pop up in the car are a couple of media player apps for playing music. The good, or bad thing depending on where you sit with Siri, is that it's pretty easy to just speak out where you want to navigate to and it's actually pretty good at getting the right location.

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    Here's my suggestion: If your new vehicle supports carplay, in all likeliness it supports android auto. Instead of buying a stand alone GPS, buy a cheap android phone that supports Android Auto.

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      More often than not actually it has Apple but no Android (Suzuki for example with exception of Swift)

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    Apple Maps is powered by TomTom
    I have been very happy with it, found it to be better than the one that was also installed on my in car system.
    It updates more often and gives more reliable traffic updates (and suggests quicker routes when driving and something comes up)

    You will be happy with it.

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    Google maps is best however Apple are doing a better job these days of integrating their systems with Apple maps. So that if you have a calendar with all your meetings and you include the address in their then its quite easy for maps to direct you to your next meeting. Apple maps have come a long way since when they first launched.

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    At the end of the day using Apple Maps will probably work most of the time. If it fails then you can pull over, sort out your phone with Google Maps (not connected to the car, sitting on the seat with voice instructions) and carry on. You'll probably only need to make a few turns by then anyway.

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    i just updated to latest ios and now can use google maps on my 2018 triton with carplay..