On VinFast Fadil's infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto interface are integrated. So I would like to share my usage experiences on the CarPlay interface on iOS 13 so that you can see the value that it brings compared to the traditional way of holding a click phone.
CarPlay is an interface designed specifically for use in cars. This means that all data from your phone will be posted on the car's interface with a simpler, more intuitive display.
What you need to do is connect the cable from the iPhone to the car's connection port. VinFast Fadil supports two built-in USB-A and USB-C standards.
First, the content displayed on Fadil is a 7-inch touch screen. All control commands on Fadil are performed via the application screen operation.
CarPlay main interface is divided into two main parts: the left side is the same icon as the iOS dock bar showing recently used applications. Right above is the clock display as well as the phone wave state, data network (4G / LTE). Below is the section on all applications that are compatible with CarPlay. When sliding the app range to the left, leave the Home interface.
The Settings section of CarPlay can be set to turn off or open the Do Not Disturb mode when the car moves. The next setting is to select the interface that is always dark or automatically adjust the interface when the light will be white, when it is dark the black background. Vehicles with black furniture like Fadil will always fit the black background interface. The last option is Suggestions in Dashboard that will suggest commands according to usage habits.
On the steering wheel, we use CarPlay with voice by pressing the Voice button. Voice usage is the most common way in the car when interacting with the phone because the safety level will be guaranteed. For example, if you want to call someone, just use the ‘Call command
In terms of applications, CarPlay has all the basic operations for using the phone as easily as usual.
- Calling app: also includes dialing, favorite contacts, recent contacts, entire contacts …
- Apple Music: all tracks including downloaded music, streaming music are accessible. CarPlay's Apple Music on iOS 13 has upgraded the interface more intuitive and easier to use.
- Apple Maps: I haven't been able to use the navigation feature yet, specify the location. So the solution to use navigation in Vietnam is Google Maps
- Google Maps: help you guide the way, track traffic jams. The new version supports importing destination data with the QWERTY keyboard on the touch screen.
- Waze: This application uses data of Google Maps, only different interface so it can be used in Vietnam well.
Other applications: Spotify, Tidal listen to high quality music, listen to internet radio (Podcasts), Audibooks, calendar …
Comment on the entertainment system screen on VinFast Fadil: I find that the feeling of click is very fast and convenient. The display resolution of the screen, though not sharp, is fine.
Thus, CarPlay is an optimized interface designed for car entertainment screens so you can access the data on your phone just like you would normally. This is a better way to interact when using a car phone. Therefore, many automakers have integrated this feature on car entertainment systems. In addition, using CarPlay also offers many benefits for higher quality music than Bluetooth, and this connection cannot guarantee the bandwidth needed to transmit a lot of map and image data. so.
As I mentioned nature CarPlay is a separate interface designed to retrieve phone data. So it exists in an item on the operating system master of the infotainment entertainment system.
Check out a bit of features on Fadil's Infotainment system: we have the music player with USB sources, Bluetooth, iPhone plugged in. Of course, this operating system does not support many features or separate app settings.
Thus, the CarPlay interface is a way to convert the user interface appropriately for cars, follow up on the work you are doing when holding the phone to the car. I think CarPlay and Android Auto are needed for the use of smartphones in the car today, upgrade the Bluetooth connection story to listen to music or plug the cord to charge. So this is one of the factors I appreciate on this VinFast Fadil.