Google Maps beta adds iOS 12 CarPlay support, here’s what it looks like
Earlier at the moment, we reported that Waze has began beta testing CarPlay integration. Now, someone has posted screenshots of the Google Maps app in beta, which options CarPlay integration (a brand new function out there in iOS 12).

iOS 12 third-party navigation apps use a base layer that’s rendered by the app, overlaid with customary CarPlay controls. You may see how that works within the screenshots beneath.

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As proven in these screenshots, the Google Maps app icon takes the navigation slot on the sidebar, which till iOS 12 may solely be occupied by the Apple Maps app.

The arrowhead and map tiles are rendered by Google, utilizing Google branding and the visible design language. Clearly, the underlying knowledge supply can be Google’s. You may see the map in each cartography and satellite tv for pc modes. There’s a D-Pad management to pan the map manually and a microphone button to conduct a voice search.

The app makes use of CarPlay customary toolbar controls so as to add locations or entry a settings display. The settings display is a full-screen pane that once more options acquainted grid format of actions, like toggles to keep away from highways and tolls. Add vacation spot contains actions for latest searches, vital locations like residence and work, and POIs like gasoline stations.

Sadly, entry to the Google Maps beta is comparatively locked down. The roadmap for the general public launch of those options is but to be introduced. Customers might want to improve their gadgets to iOS 12, which helps all the identical gadgets that may run iOS 11. Then, we should watch for the third-party maps apps to launch updates to the App Retailer which combine with the brand new CarPlay APIs.

Given Apple featured Google Maps on the WWDC keynote slide, we might count on it to return out pretty quickly — though it’s unlikely to be there on day one.

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