Report: Google Maps for CarPlay goes into beta testing

A user on on Reddit has posted preliminary screenshots of Google Maps running on Apple CarPlay in iOS 12, suggesting that the feature is already in beta testing will hopefully arrive soon. The user, who is part of the Google Maps closed beta program notes that the feature has just been pushed out, and that most of the UI is “pretty identical,” with a green background on navigational text and a settings icon on the top right where users can toggle features like satellite view, highway/toll avoidance, and more. The user also adds that unsurprisingly Siri seems to still open Apple Maps by default, and features such as adding intermediate stops still need to be done directly on the iPhone, although they will carry over to the CarPlay display. A full set of screenshots is linked from the post. [via 9to5Mac]