When it comes to making the most of your time on the road, the integrated smartphone solutions from Adrenaline Autosound in Clayton can make your journey safer and more productive. Technologies such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are explicitly designed to let you use your smartphone while keeping your hands on the steering wheel and your eyes on the road. Upgrading your vehicle with a new multimedia receiver will let you easily talk to friends, family or co-workers, choose the music you want or get detailed navigation directions.
What Is Android Auto and CarPlay Smartphone Integration?
CarPlay and Android Auto use the Siri and Google Assistant voice recognition technologies built into your smartphone to convert voice commands into phone functions. Say you’d like to send someone a text message. By pressing and holding the voice button on your steering wheel, you can say, “Send John Smith a text message.” The system will respond by asking what you want to say, then listen to you and convert that into text. Once you are done, it will read the message back and ask if you are ready to send it. When you receive a text message, you can ask either CarPlay and Android Auto to dictate the message to you. Making phone calls is just as easy and intuitive.
Choose Your Entertainment Without Shuffling CDs
When the iPod replaced CD changers, it became tricky to sort through thousands of songs to find just the one you want. With CarPlay and Android Auto, you can ask for a song by title, artist or even genre. The system will search your smartphone then start playing. Streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and Apple Music also work with these smartphone integration solutions to let you access millions of songs.
Arrive Safely and On Time
If you’ve ever used a navigation system in your car, then you know it takes a moment to enter the destination before you leave. Some factory-installed systems won’t let you adjust your destination while driving, as that can be considered a distraction. Android Auto and CarPlay work with Google Maps, Waze and Apple Maps (on iOS devices) to provide detailed turn-by-turn navigation directions to almost anywhere on the continent. One of the best features of these smartphone-based navigation solutions is that the maps are always up-to-date. Another bonus is that these systems use real-time traffic flow information to plot the most efficient route.
Visit Raleigh’s Vehicle Technology Upgrade Experts
If you’re interested in upgrading your car or truck with a new multimedia receiver that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, we invite you to drop by Adrenaline Autosound in Clayton. Be sure to bring your phone so we can show you just how easy these systems are to use. For more information, give us a call or send our team an e-mail using our contact form.