Garmin and Apple Play

 

Is it possible to project the Garmin map my DS65 produces to the map Apple Play would show. I do not have "data" on my iPhone so it can not produce a map unless I am in a WiFi area.

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Lives in Edmonton AB A volunteer driver for Drive Happiness.ca and now (since June 20 2021) uses a DS65 to find his clients.

Not until Garmin interfaces

Not until Garmin interfaces it's units with the iPhone in some way other than getting data VIA the Bluetooth connection.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

I'd love to see a garmin UI

I'd love to see a garmin UI on my 10.25" factory display.

That's never going to happen.

That's never going to happen.

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

Indeed. What's surprising is

Indeed.

What's surprising is garmin hasn't rolled out an android version of it's gps software. Rather it did many years ago but that hit a dead end. I'm confident many of us would even pay for such an app.

Wonder why?

Too Bad

KenSny wrote:

That's never going to happen.

Seems like an opportunity for some clever programmer.

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Lives in Edmonton AB A volunteer driver for Drive Happiness.ca and now (since June 20 2021) uses a DS65 to find his clients.

Competition.

I suspect that neither Apple or Google want competition from Garmin on their navigation apps (Android Auto and Apple Car Play). If Garmin developed an app for these platforms, would Google and Apple even certify it?

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Ok... let's see

Ahhh... yes.. and from my opinion, here's what seems to be the rub..

Let's say car manufacturer "A" wants to include a "GPS" within thier "INFOTAINMENT" system.

So car manufacturer "A" "contracts" or otherwise "licences" the right to "incorporate" thier prefered GPS manufacture into their vehicle.

So now the car manufacture has the GPS hardware, and the programming interface specifications that allow the swift programmers at the car manufacture to put in "whatever" GPS functionality they choose.

I'm sure many here have GPS's provided by the car manufacture.

Now, how many can install the RED LIGHT / SPEED CAM pois from here? Likely few. It's the car manufacturers decision what they include. Perhaps there's another "licensing" they need to pay for.

Worse, it seems some of these car manufacturer GPS systems have the ability to save "favorite" places / addresses. Yet, when one needs to replace the battery, all the entries are lost and must be re-entered, frustrating at best.

I'm sure, many of our cars have "instantious", and average MPG gas readings as well as "DISTANCE TO EMPTY" or "REMAINING DRIVING RANGE" information available. Yeah, there's l Iikely trip distance counters too ( usually not included in car manufacture included GPS systems as they are "duplication of effort".)

Some of these car manufacturer GPS systems have something like the "ECOROUTE" function included. It's interesting to note the pay at the pump like function doesn't seen to correctly present the miles driven since the last fillup! What good is that? And the car manufacture claims it's not a defect nor are they interested to rectify it.

Should you choose to discuss these issues with the GPS manufacturer directly for support, they'll tell you it's up to the car manufacture programmers to determine what functionality to include / exclude as well as how long to support map updates.

I won't bother to get into what front-end software level (Android / Car-Play) these front ends support, but many seem to be so backlevel they come at best crippled.

Thank goodness these genius programmers aren't building vehicles with autonomous driving ability if they can't get these simple things correct!

For autonomous driving to truly function correctly, these vehicles MUST be able to communicate thier intentions long before they take an action. Think of it like what people in cars are supposed to do. You know, signal for "every lane change" or "chance in direction of travel?"

Ensuring a full stop at every stop sign. Being able to never run a red light.

So it's not just cars communicating with each other, it's also the roadway infrastructure requiring a significant rework. I'll not get into the ills of all this, but it's not just a one country issue.

Nor will I get into the ills of things like bicycles, motorcycle, skateboard, e-bikes and other forms of communications.

So like I suggested, if car manufacturers putting GPS's into thier products can't put in navsystems that are little more that entertainment, amusement and annoyance for drivers, it's unlikely we'll ever get really good navsystems.

It's not that hard. The car manufacture just have to be willing to do the right things, and it's substatintial!

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Apple will not allow this to

Apple will not allow this to happen with CarPlay. Apple doesn't even allow an iPhone to display video on an in dash screen.

@BarneyBadass

I think you nailed it Barney!

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

No chance to get on Apple,

No chance to get on Apple, hope it will happen.