CarPlay Makes Its Way To Your New Tundra Near Lafayette

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Cars are changing with each new model and now that our 2020 models are rolling out, we’re offering more than ever. But it’s not just the engine or the exterior—the computers are changing too. That’s why thousands of recent models are sporting CarPlay. If you haven’t bought a car recently, this is news to you! Innovation is on its way and driving with the apps you love has never been easier. Treat yourself to the future with cars like a new Tundra near Lafayette when you visit us at Courvelle Toyota.

How Does CarPlay Work? 

At this point, you’re probably wondering “What is CarPlay?” Simply, CarPlay is an Apple product designed to reduce on-the-road distractions. By integrating with your car’s infotainment system, you can access certain apps on your iPhone while you drive! Currently, CarPlay is compatible with phones like the iPhone 5 all the way to the newer iPhone XS.

If you’re not the most tech-savvy, don’t worry. CarPlay is easy to set up.

     Go to your settings and make sure you have Siri and CarPlay enabled. Bluetooth is also optional here.

     There are two choices for the next step. You can either plug in your iPhone to the USB port or opt for Bluetooth setup. USB setup is pretty self-explanatory, but for the Bluetooth you’ll want to press your voice control button on your steering wheel.

     When your phone detects your CarPlay, select your unit from the list and CarPlay will boot up!

Simple right? Now that your CarPlay is set up, you can mix and match the apps you use to your heart’s content.

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The Power Of Choice

CarPlay isn’t a one-trick pony. No matter if you like to listen to the radio, have a map app preference, or need to answer a message safely—CarPlay offers users the power of choice!

     Directions to where you need to go. With the recent iOs 12, users now have a choice between several map apps. So if you’re a diehard Apple Maps fan or a fan of the newer application Waze—it’s easy to pick and choose what’s best for you.

     Listen to your heart’s content. Both music and radio apps work with CarPlay. So if you want to listen to your music of choice on Pandora, Spotify, or Apple Music—the choice is yours! On the other hand, if you like to hear the chatter of the radio, apps like NPR One and the Podcasts app are your friends.

     Messaging safely on the road. Drivers should avoid using their phones as much as possible during their drives. As a way to combat distracted drivers, users can now listen and respond to messages with Siri. Currently, Messages and WhatsApp are the only messaging applications supported by CarPlay.

The sky's the limit with CarPlay and more apps are being added with each update. Additionally, more than just the apps we’ve mentioned are available for use. Test and switch apps on your phone to see what works with your car! Come down to Happytown, USA today and find deals on cars like the new Tundra near Lafayette.

Discover More About CarPlay From The Professionals

Have questions about how CarPlay works? You can always contact our sales team online or call 888-229-4725. We can’t wait to hear from you. Get behind the wheel of a new 2020 Tundra at a dealership near Lafayette and see how innovation feels!