I would like to look into the eyes of the person who invented CarPlay.

If you think that progress is always good, then I strongly disagree with you.

If you know me, then you may remember that I started driving in America 7 years ago. I had different stages, with WOW! (Freedom of movement) to “OMG how scary!” and “Oh how scary always”, and  “I did it!” (driving in a snowstorm and to a neighboring state), and also “Thanks to my husband” (when driving in the rain)….

All this time I’ve been trying to make the car my cozy zone, not Hygge, but simple convenience.

I listened to discs I burned by myself (a CD player was installed in the car). The music was needed to drown out Crackle’s barking.

I have installed rainguard.

I always had a phone charger and 2-3 pairs of shoes with me (I’m a girl).

There was a special blanket for the Crackle so that he does not fall on the floor if I have to brake hard.

And a special phone holder to use GPS and Siri.

Then the time has come when my “new best friend” Toyota Yaris has aged and now I have another car. 

Now I’m trying to create my comfort zone again.

“Now” – it’s just a few days.

And during these few days I was disappointed in the progress.

Now I don’t have a CD player in my car, but I do have Carplay.

I really hope I just don’t understand how it works…

But I came across the fact that when my phone is paired to the car, then….I can listen to music, I can see the GPS map, but without voice navigation. And that’s what makes me uncomfortable.

Maybe I just haven’t fully figured it out. 

Maybe if I download music to my phone (what I don’t want to do), I can listen to both music and Google-map directions at the same time.

There is still a lot of “maybe” and learning ahead.

But if you know the life hack of using CarPlay, I would be very, very grateful for your comments.

Author: Elena

Hi, My name is Elena. I am Russian living in the US. My blog is about my life and experience. This is my new hobby. So, please, don't be too hard on me. Thanks

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