Google announced today, Monday, that it is working to improve its maps in the car service from Apple (CarPlay), and on its smart watch (Apple Watch) Apple Watch.
The new Google Maps update brings maps to the CarPlay Dashboard, which is the main home screen window where users can see a lot of things at once, such as: calendar appointments, the music they play, and their directions.
Apple did not allow third-party map applications until the launch of an update for iPhones in March. Until now, Google Maps users had to use Apple Maps instead of them on the dashboard screen, or they just had to use Google Maps separately without the added information provided by the dashboard.
The (CarPlay) service also allows you to see some applications, make calls, talk to the digital assistant (Siri), and more in the cars that support it, and it is a competition to the Android Auto system from the US search giant that works on Android phones.
The company said in Post: The changes will be released starting Monday, while the Map Directions service will be launched on the Apple Watch in the coming weeks. This means that users can get directions on Google Maps and then look at the watch to see the next step, a service that may be useful for those who are wandering around the city, riding a bike, or driving a car and does not have maps on the dashboard.
It is noteworthy that Apple Maps already supports these capabilities, so the new features are aimed at people who prefer to use Google Maps.
And in July, Google announced the expansion of the bicycle driving directions feature in its map service, as people increasingly rely on bicycles to move around.