With ABRP on CarPlay, users get pretty much the same functionality as they do on their iPhones, including the super-advanced route planning the service provides. After the vehicle model is selected, users simply need to enter their destination and let ABRP work its magic, as the app can plan the route to include charge stops for electric vehicles.
The new CarPlay support comes as part of ABRP version 4.0.35, but right now is only available for premium users. However, you can try it out by signing up for a 14-day trial, which allows you to enjoy ABRP premium for two weeks at no cost.
As for Android Auto support for ABRP, this is something the parent company already has in mind, though an ETA isn’t available just yet.
“Not yet, but it'll most likely be the next task we'll take on after CarPlay is released,” the parent company said when talking about Android Auto support in ABRP a few weeks ago. ”Android Auto will most likely be next!”
The company has once again reiterated, “we’d absolutely love to add support for Android Auto as well,” but it just wants to take “one thing at a time,” so it’ll probably take a while until this highly anticipated update is released too.
ABRP for iPhone requires at least iOS 10.0 and can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store (a monthly subscription costs $4.99, while one year of premium is available for $49.99).
4.0.35 is out and Apple CarPlay support for ABRP premium users is available now! Here's a peek into some of the test drives we've made ¡—¨ pic.twitter.com/PTqsJQDHpn— ABetterRoutePlanner (@RouteBetter) January 20, 2021