Try this with AndroidAuto (and?) AppleCarplay
This is so obvious; can't believe I haven't thought of it before. Many of you have, I'm sure. For anyone as slow as I am, consider this:-
A good many posts have voiced a preference for the look and UI of the native ICTP map rendering. And yet, the benefits of Goolge maps and "OK Google" etc. (Google assistant) or Siri are numerous. Well I'm now using both together - sort of.
Since toggling between the native ICTP home screen and AA is easy, I run AA "in the background". ICTP lets me toggle to AA from the native ICTP windows (and back) with a touch. To navigate, I use Google maps on AA, with voice guidance. AA has better treatment of POIs, traffic, audio sources etc. even if the map looks a bit anemic.
When I then switch back to native ICTP, I can get the big ICTP map up and yet, the turn by turn instructions, traffic warnings etc. from Google maps continue to come through the audio. Although the route is NOT highlighted, I have a better, colorful full screen map. The visual difference and screen size is most notable when travelling east/west (west/east). Also better during longer trip segments when you want to just keep up with where you are and detailed turns are less frequent. A touch gets me back to Google maps, if I want that detail.
AND at any time, I can also invoke the really large-scale turn by turn map in the instrument cluster to see, in detail, what the voice guidance from Google maps is telling me is coming up. All the while, Google maps is still running.
Works with ICTP 18C and Android Auto. Presume it works similarly with Apple Carplay.
Last edited by ExOz; 04-04-2019 at 04:17 PM.