Tuesday, February 26, 2019

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Uses Apple CarPlay In Lieu of Built-In Navigation

Built-in navigation has had its ups and downs. Some do it well, others don't. Regardless, it typically costs extra and map data usually isn't updatable without a fee. So using CarPlay picks up the slack in these areas. It has a familiar interface, it works with our phones, and it's improving. With that in mind, it's interesting to see the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander opt not to have a built-in navigation system, and choosing to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto instead [Source: MacRumors]. I think it speaks volumes of the changing technology aspect of cars as of late. Just a few short years ago, it was impossible to find a car that supported Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, but now it's hard to find a new car that doesn't. Why pour money into developing a map system when people could just use their smartphones? We may even see a transition in the audio department one day as well. 

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