I haven't ranted for a while, so here's something: my biggest gripe about Apple Carplay!
I basically need two things when I drive:
and controls for what I am listening to.
But Carplay refuses to let these 2 essential things share the screen.
To add insult to injury, Carplay makes switching from one to the other especially hard!
For example, when on the "Now Playing" screen, I have an icon to go to Navigation: (so far, so good)
Now Playing... (an AudioBook)
But now, when on the Navigation screen, all I have is a completely useless compass in the place where you'd expect an icon to switch back to "Now Playing":
In case you wonder why I can't just use the car controls to skip to next and previous song, it is because I am not listening to songs! I am listening to Podcasts and Audiobooks. And for those, the controls you need the most are: