Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay to Let Drivers Pay at the Pump from Dashboards

Apple is working on a new CarPlay feature that will direct users to the nearest gas station and let them pay to fill their tank up directly from their car's dashboard — reports Reuters. The feature is expected to roll out as part of the major CarPlay update Apple announced at WWDC 2022 earlier this month....

Apple CarPlay Hack for Tesla Updated, Now Available For All Models

Polish developer Michał Gapiński's (@mikegapinski) Apple CarPlay implementation for Tesla electric vehicles (EVs) has been updated to version 2022.25.1, bringing a bunch of improvements and support for all Teslas. The developer told Tesla North version 2022.25.1 offers "100% functional CarPlay integration for any Tesla." The update also ships with new features and lots of bug...

Apple’s Next-Generation CarPlay is a Teaser for the Apple Car: Gurman

Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman said in the latest edition of his Power On newsletter that the next generation of CarPlay was "the most tantalizing announcement" to come out of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) last week. During WWDC, Apple announced a major update to CarPlay that features deeper hardware integration and expanded functionality. CarPlay will now be...

Apple CarPlay Gets Major Update: Widgets, Multiple Displays and More

[caption id="attachment_374950" align="aligncenter" width="980"] Image: Apple[/caption] Apple announced the next generation of CarPlay during the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote earlier today. CarPlay is available on 98% of new vehicles in the U.S., Apple said during the announcement. What's more, 79% of car buyers said they wouldn't consider purchasing a vehicle that didn't support CarPlay....

Tesla Apple CarPlay Hack Gets Audio Improvements in Latest Build [VIDEO]

[caption id="attachment_374465" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Image: Michał Gapiński on Twitter[/caption] Polish developer Michał Gapiński (@mikegapinski) on Sunday teased the second alpha build of "Tesla Android," his jury-rigged workaround for running Apple CarPlay on a Tesla — reports Tesla North. https://youtu.be/aQoxQ_cPIQM Gapiński's hacky solution for bringing CarPlay to a Tesla was in its infancy when he first...

Tesla to Discuss Apple AirPlay, Lossless Audio Support for Cars

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet last week that he "will discuss" AirPlay support and other improvements with the company's audio engineering team — reports Tesla North. Musk's comments were in response to a Twitter user who wished to play better quality audio through their Tesla's speakers than Bluetooth technology allows. @JacobB1290H suggested...

BMW Shipping Cars without Apple CarPlay Due to Chip Shortages

BMW has started shipping new cars without Apple CarPlay or Android Auto functionality (or even Wi-Fi capability) out of the gate after the ongoing global semiconductor shortage forced the German automaker to switch chip suppliers — reports Automotive News Europe. "The chips built into these cars in the first four months of this year need...

Tesla Apple CarPlay Hack Now Available for Download

[caption id="attachment_373292" align="aligncenter" width="1608"] Image: Michal Gabiński[/caption] Tired of Tesla's continued refusal to bake Apple CarPlay support into its electric vehicles (EVs), Polish developer Michał Gapiński (@mikegapinski) took matters into his own hands and in January shared with the world a workaround he created to run CarPlay on a Tesla. Gapiński's "hack" relies on running...

Apple CarPlay on Tesla Model 3 Shown in Developer’s Alpha Build [VIDEO]

[caption id="attachment_369049" align="aligncenter" width="1440"] Image: Michał Gapiński[/caption] Apple’s CarPlay is sorely missed by some Tesla owners, and it is right up there with some of the most requested features for the company’s electric vehicles (EVs). Polish developer Michał Gapiński (@mikegapinski) is done waiting on Tesla and Apple to make nice with each other and give...

Developer Shows Apple CarPlay Running on a Tesla [VIDEO]

[caption id="attachment_366922" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image: @mikegapinski on Twitter[/caption] Apple's CarPlay is sorely missed by some Tesla owners, and is right up there with some of the most requested features for the company's electric vehicles (EVs). Tesla owners saw a ray of hope when support for Apple Music was spotted in a firmware update for the...

Apple CarPlay was Supported by Over 80% of New Cars Last Year

CNBC says Apple's documented success with CarPlay would pave the way for and instill market confidence in an automotive software or even vehicle offering from the Cupertino, California, based tech giant. Apple introduced CarPlay back in 2014 as a way for users to integrate their iPhones into car dashboards, basically turning the onboard infotainment system...

BMW Ditches Apple CarPlay Fee in the U.S., But Canadians Still Pay [u]

Update 12/5: BMW Canada no longer charges for Apple CarPlay for newer vehicles and is now offering the service free. According to Autoblog, BMW has eliminated the subscription charge for Apple CarPlay in the U.K and the U.S. “BMW is always looking to satisfy our customers’ needs and this policy change is intended to provide...