Apple is also adding support for other third-party navigation apps such as Waze, although this app has not yet added integration for the CarPlay service. This brings native support for using Google Maps navigation, search and much more directly in your vehicle that supports iOS CarPlay devices. You will see the CarPlay screen appear with Google Maps available.
Now update the Google Maps app if it hasn't automatically done so on your phone.
Since the release of CarPlay in 2014, the only navigational option on CarPlay has been Apple's own Maps app. With this, users now have the option to refer to Google Maps with CarPlay, the Apple standard in-car infotainment system that works in collusion with the iPhone. Screenshots shared by CarPlay users after they chose to replace Apple Maps with Google Maps indicate that Google Maps retains its look and functionalities even after following CarPlay's UI guidelines.
"Search for places, see alternative routes and get live, up to date information about traffic jams and delays happening right now".
Google Maps is the preferred choice of the majority of users, and Apple knows this.
In case your iPhone hasn't gotten iOS 12 yet, you can check for the update by opening the Settings app, scrolling down, tapping General, then Software Update. Google-owned Waze is also supposedly set to make the leap to CarPlay too, though a specific date for CarPlay support hasn't been announced yet. In an interview with TechCrunch in June, Apple Senior Vice President Eddie Cue revealed that the company had made "a huge investment of making millions of changes, adding millions of locations, updating the map and changing the map more frequently".
I expect to give this a spin and update you on my experience with third-party mapping apps in the near future.