Polish developer Michał Gapiński released a new version of his “Tesla Android Project”, bringing Apple CarPlay support to Tesla users. According to Gapiński, the 2022.25.1 release offers “100% functional CarPlay integration for any Tesla model” and comes with several new features and bug fixes.
According to reports, the software now supports DRM video playback for watching Netflix and more; orientation locking for apps like Apple Music to run in landscape mode, and Android 12.1 for better stability and performance.
It is worth mentioning that Gapiński’s CarPlay solution includes a Raspberry Pi that supports LTE and Wi-Fi access, runs a custom version of firmware based on Android, and provides a micro-HDMI to HDMI data cable and a LAN port.
That is to say, you can connect to this Raspberry Pi with the in-vehicle browser and display the CarPlay interface on the Tesla car screen, supporting various Apple applications such as maps and Apple Music. Plus, you can even do it while driving, or control it via the media buttons on the Tesla steering wheel.
Although Apple CarPlay has appeared on many electric vehicles, Tesla has not officially provided support. In 2020, it was reported that Tesla planned to support Apple Music, but in reality, the feature never materialized.
At the 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple showed off a “next-generation” “CarPlay” for a variety of compatible models, which can support multi-screen displays in the car, and even adjust the temperature or heat of the air conditioner in the car, and more.
Apple says the first vehicles to support the new “CarPlay” experience will be released by the end of 2023, including Ford, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, Honda, Acura, Jaguar, Land Rover, Audi, Nissan, Volvo, Porsche, and more Many car companies, but no Tesla.