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Parking assistant SpotHero adds support for Apple CarPlay

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What you need to know

  • SpotHero has added support for Apple Carplay.
  • Users will be able to find and reserve parking spaces using their car's dashboard.

Reported by 9to5Mac, SpotHero, the popular parking app that lets drivers search and reserve a parking space in 300 major cities, has announced that it is adding support for Apple Carplay.

The addition of CarPlay will allow users to search for and book a parking space from the SpotHero app (opens in new tab) through Apple's Carplay experience rather than having to use the website or iPhone app.

SpotHero notes that, while the iPhone app supports earlier versions of iOS, using SpotHero with Carplay will require an iPhone with iOS 14 installed.

Drivers can book and pay for parking near their destination, rebook at a recently visited parking facility or pull up an existing parking pass while en route to a destination. SpotHero joins the CarPlay app ecosystem that includes navigation, audio, communication and more. To get started with this CarPlay integration, drivers need the latest version of the SpotHero app and iOS 14.

You can download SpotHero (opens in new tab) for free from the App Store. Check out SpotHero's announcement in which it shows how CarPlay support will work:

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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.