Google Maps is officially supported by Apple CarPlay. Thanks to this support, iPhone users can now navigate with Google Maps from their car’s built-in display.

With Google Maps on CarPlay, you can use the same navigation experience found in the iOS app. This includes the ability to search for places, see alternative routes, and get live, up-to-date information about traffic issues and delays. You can also see an up-to-the-minute ETA, so you’ll know how long it will take to get to your location.

Thanks to the integration, you can start Google Maps on your iPhone and continue through CarPlay once you’ve connected. This is especially valuable when every minute counts.

Other features include:

  • No data? No problem. You can still find your way even if you have spotty reception or an expensive data plan. Whether you’re camping in the wilderness or traveling abroad, you can use downloaded maps of an area so you can see directions and use turn by turn navigation even when you can’t get online.
  • These are a few of our favorite things: You can access any of your saved lists from Google Maps on CarPlay, and quickly navigate to all of your favorite places with a single tap.
  • Save time when commuting: If you’ve set up your commute within the app, you can quickly navigate to home or work. While en route, you’ll see real-time traffic updates about your journey so you can be prepared for whatever the ride has in store.

Do you plan on using Google Maps, not Apple Maps, through CarPlay? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.