James Riswick echoes Wil’s experience with CarPlay on BMW vs. a rental car:
My father rented a Hyundai Kona this morning for a road trip along the Oregon Coast. It’s a base SE model in Surf Blue that typically starts at $21,085. As my parents were leaving, I explained that the Kona comes standard with Apple CarPlay, and then showed my dad how he can use Google Maps through the car’s standard touchscreen and USB port. Just plug in your phone, press the Apple CarPlay button prominently displayed on the home screen, and voila! Yes, you have to “unlock” your iPhone the first time, but never again thereafter.
Can’t do that on a BMW. Wil plans to ditch his.