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For those of us still slave to the half eaten fruit ecosystem... I picked up an interesting unconfirmed detail from a review that stated the car has shipped with components for Wireless Apple CarPlay. Which is cool... I have a wireless CarPlay adapter in my current car and it’s so much more convenient than fumbling with wires.

I have also read conflicting reports that it’ll be enabled OTA either end of the year 2020 or before summer 2021. That’s quite a window...! I sincerely hope I’m not waiting a year for that. Also wonder if they’ll support iOS CarKey eventually.
 

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For those of us still slave to the half eaten fruit ecosystem... I picked up an interesting unconfirmed detail from a review that stated the car has shipped with components for Wireless Apple CarPlay. Which is cool... I have a wireless CarPlay adapter in my current car and it’s so much more convenient than fumbling with wires.

I have also read conflicting reports that it’ll be enabled OTA either end of the year 2020 or before summer 2021. That’s quite a window...! I sincerely hope I’m not waiting a year for that. Also wonder if they’ll support iOS CarKey eventually.
Some info here in their press release.
Apple carplay mid 2021
 

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Are there specific apps you need to use from CarPlay?

I mainly (would) use CarPlay for navigation and media apps. I try not to do too much email/texting while driving. For those use cases I'm hoping the native Android Automotive apps will work more efficiently than CarPlay. And Polestar says phone-as-a-key should be ready by end of 2020.

Another user mentioned that WhatsApp is a use case since you can only log in from one device in its current config. Seems there must be a resolvable solution around that - like allowing WhatsApp to be installed as an app in Android Automotive, with authentication via a bluetooth/USB linked phone that's already approved.
 

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It’ll add the option to use some apps not available on Automotive. Apple Music, for instance, but also calendar and Siri for iMessage. Unfortunately I don’t see Google offering any iCloud integration! That’s why they want the best of both so Google doesn’t lock them in too hard to their ecosystem.

Time will tell, but could also be an insurance policy in case Automotive doesn’t get much app support in the first couple of years until it hits more cars and manufacturers (PSA have said they’ll adopt it from 2023 across their brands).

Don’t deny it’s likely one of the best OS on car to date (from reviews) meaning the mobile OS support to bypass the usually awful in-car systems is less desirable than it will be in other cars, but still reassuring to hear they have at least committed to it.
 

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For those of us still slave to the half eaten fruit ecosystem... I picked up an interesting unconfirmed detail from a review that stated the car has shipped with components for Wireless Apple CarPlay. Which is cool... I have a wireless CarPlay adapter in my current car and it’s so much more convenient than fumbling with wires.

I have also read conflicting reports that it’ll be enabled OTA either end of the year 2020 or before summer 2021. That’s quite a window...! I sincerely hope I’m not waiting a year for that. Also wonder if they’ll support iOS CarKey eventually.
If you are aiming for wireless CarPlay you should look at someone else of the hundreds of automotive manufacturers that offer CarPlay as the main infotainment base. BMW has done this for over 10 years now. They even banned Android users from their platforms, I watched an interview of the lead designer that said that they think Apple is the future of BMW and had no plans to do anything with Android.... only the last gen of BMWs forced Android in and that with limited functions again.
Polestar is an Android base system. CarPlay will not be enabled before next summer and even then with limited functions. For now, you can connect with Bluetooth and stream calls and music but no casting.
Polestar confirmed on Twitter yesterday that the App (and phone keyless access) will be activated later this year.
With that being said i feel that most people have missed the point with the P2 infotainment system. You do not need a phone other than to forward calls. All the apps everyone is using are native in the car and lots more are coming since Polestar released to the XDA for independent development of apps in August. Thats whats so marvellous about this system. It is fluid, not constricted but the designers weird ideas. You fix it the way YOU want .
 

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If you are aiming for wireless CarPlay you should look at someone else of the hundreds of automotive manufacturers that offer CarPlay as the main infotainment base. BMW has done this for over 10 years now. They even banned Android users from their platforms, I watched an interview of the lead designer that said that they think Apple is the future of BMW and had no plans to do anything with Android.... only the last gen of BMWs forced Android in and that with limited functions again.
Polestar is an Android base system. CarPlay will not be enabled before next summer and even then with limited functions. For now, you can connect with Bluetooth and stream calls and music but no casting.
Polestar confirmed on Twitter yesterday that the App (and phone keyless access) will be activated later this year.
With that being said i feel that most people have missed the point with the P2 infotainment system. You do not need a phone other than to forward calls. All the apps everyone is using are native in the car and lots more are coming since Polestar released to the XDA for independent development of apps in August. Thats whats so marvellous about this system. It is fluid, not constricted but the designers weird ideas. You fix it the way YOU want .
I agreed provided Android in the car gets the apps you want like Waze and suchlike.
 

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Polestar confirmed on Twitter yesterday that the App (and phone keyless access) will be activated later this year.
Really? Do you have a link? I’ve seen them tweet the same message on the FAQ that the app and phone key delayed until “Spring 2021” which means March at the earliest...
 

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That post was 3 months ago...
 

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Ah. Well spotted! Hey remember when Polestar told everyone we’d have a phone as a key by December?? The good ol’ days 😆
 

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If you are aiming for wireless CarPlay you should look at someone else of the hundreds of automotive manufacturers that offer CarPlay as the main infotainment base. BMW has done this for over 10 years now. They even banned Android users from their platforms, I watched an interview of the lead designer that said that they think Apple is the future of BMW and had no plans to do anything with Android.... only the last gen of BMWs forced Android in and that with limited functions again.
Polestar is an Android base system. CarPlay will not be enabled before next summer and even then with limited functions. For now, you can connect with Bluetooth and stream calls and music but no casting.
Polestar confirmed on Twitter yesterday that the App (and phone keyless access) will be activated later this year.
With that being said i feel that most people have missed the point with the P2 infotainment system. You do not need a phone other than to forward calls. All the apps everyone is using are native in the car and lots more are coming since Polestar released to the XDA for independent development of apps in August. Thats whats so marvellous about this system. It is fluid, not constricted but the designers weird ideas. You fix it the way YOU want .
The main issue with Android Automotive is the lack off Apps, e.g. Waze, ABRP, even Google maps is lacking satellite view. If they can fix that then I agree there's no need for Carplay.
 

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Early 2022 now for the XC40.... Wonder if the PS2 will be similarly delayed....

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I also saw the notification card in my P*2 about SXM but figured it was only for the streaming app. I wonder if the above implies that the car also has SXM radio hardware that will soon be enabled?
 

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Early 2022 now for the XC40.... Wonder if the PS2 will be similarly delayed....
The CarPlay ETA for the P2 has moved from Summer to Fall/Autumn 2021, so I’d hope not. Polestar is supposed to be getting the latest tech first before Volvo if you remember the early press. That said, doesn’t the XC40 Recharge already have a phone app?
 

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I also saw the notification card in my P*2 about SXM but figured it was only for the streaming app. I wonder if the above implies that the car also has SXM radio hardware that will soon be enabled?
I thought the PS2 came standard with SiriusXM? 🤔
Lack of SiriusXM and CarPlay are two key reasons I won’t be getting a Tesla (build quality and sparse interiors are the others).
 

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This is very annoying, since CarPlay is basically just "play an H.264 stream and send touch events back". There are several Android apps that let random Android tablets be CarPlay hosts...
 

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This is very annoying, since CarPlay is basically just "play an H.264 stream and send touch events back". There are several Android apps that let random Android tablets be CarPlay hosts...
Yes but before that is the WiFi connection, and given everything else about this vehicle’s ability to connect to networks... 😅
 

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Early 2022 for Apple Car Play?
That is completely unacceptable and our voices should heard on this front.

So, the car I had before this one was an Infiniti Q50 (that I loved). In the marketing material when I purchased the car, it said apps will be available for download. This never happened for the life of the car 2014-Now.

A class action was launched and we the consumers won! The victory was small, but it was a big win confirming that manufactures can not make promises and not deliver.

At what point do we say to the manufacture that this is a priority, this is why we purchased this car and if it is not going to happen until 2 years into ownership... I want to be compensated for the inaccurate marketing.

It is a broken promise.
 
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