At DoorDash, we’re always listening to Dashers and looking for ways to make the dashing experience even better. Today, we’re thrilled to announce that one of our most requested features has arrived: Apple CarPlay for the Dasher app.
With Apple CarPlay, drivers can sync their iPhone’s interface with their car’s built-in entertainment and information systems, helping drivers use key apps while reducing phone interactions. Integrating the Dasher app with Apple CarPlay will allow Dashers to seamlessly show the app’s navigation interface on their car’s built-in screens. This creates a more streamlined and seamless dashing experience, with less time focused on their phone and more time focused on the road.
“We’re always looking for ways to make dashing even better, even easier, and even more intuitive,” said Austin Haugen, Vice President of Dasher and Logistics Product. “Apple CarPlay is one of our most highly requested features among the Dasher community, because it allows them to dash using the same technology many of them use on a daily basis. We’re thrilled to bring this integration to life and eager to hear feedback from Dashers as we scale.”
To use this new integration, Dashers need the Dasher app for iOS and a vehicle that supports CarPlay. Once they connect their phone to their car via Bluetooth or USB (depending on what their car supports), directions displayed in the Dasher app will automatically be shown on their vehicle’s screen.
Our CarPlay integration will be piloted in select markets next week. We anticipate scaling to all Dashers in the coming months, and are exploring adding even more functionality.
This latest improvement to the Dasher experience comes on the heels of our biggest-ever update to the way Dashers earn during our inaugural product showcase, Dash Forward, last month. As with any new products we launch, we’re eager to continue engaging with the Dasher community for their feedback as we continue to improve the dashing experience.