Apple delivers CarPlay Dashboard support for third-party navigation apps

With the release of iOS 13.4, Apple this week added the ability to use third-party navigation apps directly on the CarPlay Dashboard.

CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your iPhone while you drive. And now with an all‑new CarPlay Dashboard that helps you with tunes, turns, and Siri suggestions, a Calendar app that lets you view and manage your day, and maps that reveal more of what’s around you, getting there just got a whole lot easier and fun.

Every major automobile manufacturer has partnered with Apple to support CarPlay. There are over 500 vehicle models with CarPlay to choose from, with more on the way.

Third-party navigation apps will now be able to add "splitscreen" support in Apple's CarPlay Dashboard.
Third-party navigation apps will now be able to add “splitscreen” support in Apple’s CarPlay Dashboard.

Mike Peterson for AppleInsider:

CarPlay support for third-party mapping apps was first introduced back in iOS 12, but users were restricted to opening those apps in full-screen view.

Now, with the iOS 13.4 update released earlier this week, CarPlay users will be able to select and view third-party navigation platforms in a split screen-like view on the Dashboard interface.

Apple has only added the ability for apps to use Dashboard, and developers will still need to implement that support on their end. Two popular services, Google Maps and Waze, don’t support the feature, for example.

MacDailyNews Note: CarPlay supports third-party navigation apps directly from the Dashboard. So you have even more choices to get where you’d like to go. Find out more about Apple’s CarPlay here.

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