ChargePoint data now integrated with Apple CarPlay
Electric vehicle charging data from the ChargePoint app can now be accessed via Apple CarPlay, making it easier for drivers to manage charging on the move.
The integration of ChargePoint means that drivers can now view charging information directly through their vehicle’s infotainment system. It works with devices updated to iOS 14 and ensures that drivers can find nearby chargers, check station status, start a session, navigate to a station and more without using their phones.
The tie-up between the two firms also brings the launch of a new ChargePoint widget in Today View for iPhone, enabling drivers to find nearby stations or check real-time charging status.
“The shift to electric mobility is transforming the driver experience, and ChargePoint’s integration with CarPlay is another pivotal step in the evolution already underway, driven by software and increased connectivity,” said Bill Loewenthal, senior vice president, product, ChargePoint.
“By integrating essential charging data directly into the vehicle’s infotainment system, drivers are even more empowered and informed than ever. With the ability to connect their phone directly with the vehicle through CarPlay, drivers now have access to ChargePoint app information right on the vehicle display. The seamless connection between the app and vehicle represents the next step in how drivers and passengers will experience mobility in the future, accelerated by the global shift to electric drive.”