Apple CarPlay and Android Auto fundamentally changed how we collectively view infotainment in a vehicle and the systems’ capabilities continue to grow by the month, it seems.
Now, for those rocking an iPhone, electric vehicle charging network ChargePoint will make it a whole lot easier to view charging information. The company, which operates over 100,000 chargers around the world, said on Tuesday that EV charging and station information will now be available via Apple CarPlay. Just like when ChargePoint users open up the app on their iPhone, the Apple CarPlay integration shows everything from nearby chargers to station status, and gives drivers the ability to start a session and navigate to a station.
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Critically, drivers can also filter stations by speed of the charger, cost, availability and plug type. The company also provides wait lists if a station is in use and will kindly notify you when it’s your turn to plug in.
The connectivity is really valuable when it comes to charging stations, which are hardly as common as fuel pumps. Until running to a charging station is like swinging by the gas station, this kind of technology is super helpful.
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