DoorDash has added Apple CarPlay syncing to its Dasher app, which supply staff use to just accept deliveries and get to your home. For staff with Apple’s infotainment system software program of their automobiles, meaning they will spare their cellphone batteries the merciless and strange punishment of hours of each day use within the typically scorching, harsh setting of their automotive’s dashboard.
Dasher VP of logistics Austin Haugen says CarPlay help is without doubt one of the “most extremely requested options among the many Dasher neighborhood,” which is sensible. Telephones are nice for mapping and instructions in automobiles, however they will introduce massive issues if you depend on them in your job.
For one factor, cellphone use in automobiles is closely restricted in most states — Michigan just lately handed a legislation forbidding drivers from holding a cellphone in any respect, even when they aren’t utilizing it. The legal guidelines exist for excellent causes, but when a driver’s sprint mount fails or it’s too scorching to make use of the mount, they might flip to the extra harmful resolution of holding it or placing it down out of the road of sight.
Apart from that, all you want is a scorching day and crappy AC, and your cellphone will simply hand over because it overheats. And in case your charging cable disappears or breaks, your solely choice could also be an unreliable fuel station cable.
CarPlay doesn’t repair all of these issues; wi-fi CarPlay nonetheless has some connectivity points and occasional unintuitive charging help (or lack thereof for some fashions), and the wired model, nicely, nonetheless wants a wire. However I doubt supply staff will look sideways at it.