Whether you use an Android-based smartphone or an iPhone cell phone, modern integration solutions from Ralph’s Radio in Vancouver and Victoria will let you stay productive while driving. We all know that the distracted driving law here in British Columbia precludes us from handling our phones while behind the wheel. That doesn’t mean there aren’t options to stay in touch. Our CarPlay and Android Auto solutions make it easy to place phone calls or send text messages while keeping your eyes on the road.
What Are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?
Since 2015, both Apple and Android smartphones have supported vehicle-specific interfaces that let you use the voice recognition technology built into your smartphone to make phone calls, send text messages or choose entertainment options. These interfaces are designed specifically to allow the driver to focus on the road with minimal distraction. If you want to place a phone call, you can press the voice recognition button on the radio or steering wheel and dictate the phone number, select one of your contacts by name or say the name of a business. Siri or Google Assistant takes care of the rest.
Factory Radio Add-On Solutions
The team here at Ralph’s Radio is always on top of the latest technologies to improve your driving experience. We have add-on smartphone integration solutions for a variety of factory-installed source units. If you drive a GM, Ford, BMW, Audi, Porsche, Ram, Lexus or Mercedes, we can add this technology without replacing your radio. In most cases, external controls found on the steering wheel or in the center console will be compatible with the upgrade.
Aftermarket Source Unit Options
If there’s room in your dash for a new radio, our aftermarket source unit upgrades not only add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, they open up a whole host of entertainment options like high-resolution audio playback and SiriusXM satellite radio. We even have radio upgrades with large, easy-to-view 10-inch displays that mount just in front of the dash. These solutions are similar to the factory radio design in Mercedes-Benz and Audi vehicles, but with a lot more technology and improved quality.
Visit the Automotive Technology Experts at Ralph’s Radio
If you want to improve your productivity while on the road, drop by Ralph’s Radio in Vancouver or Victoria and ask about adding Apple CarPlay and Android Auto cell phone integration solutions to your car, truck or SUV. Our team of Product Specialists would be happy to demonstrate what’s available for your vehicle. As always, our on-site installation experts are available to complete the integration process so your upgrade looks great and functions reliably. For more information, give our location nearest you a call or send us an e-mail using our contact form.