Not sure why Apple is going into the car space with the Apple Carplay. If you have a smartphone you already have Apple CarPlay. Get a nice dash mount, like the exomount and hook it up to bluetooth and your sorted. I travel close to 700km in my car as a building inspector everyweek and my phone practically replaces my car dash. I use Google Maps for navigation; Pocketcast for podcasts; MyCarTracks for logging my distance; Google Music Play for all my musical needs; and Tunein for radio for whenever I want to switch to talkback. If you wanted to take it a step further I’m sure you can find apps designed specifically for the bean counters such as Dash.
Apple appears to be joining forces with automakers to include CarPlay into their systems, The car makers should just concede defeat and concentrate on providing the best value sound system they can and just allow the driver to incorporate their own smart phone into the dash.