Tesla gets updated Apple CarPlay hack that can work on any models
Version 2022.25.1, according to Gapiski, offers “100% functioning CarPlay integration for any Tesla” and includes a number of new features and bug improvements. The hack now leverages Android 12.1 for better stability and performance. The project now supports DRM video playback so that apps like Netflix operate correctly. It now supports an orientation lock so that apps like Apple Music automatically launch in landscape mode. The Rasberry Pi, an LTE modem, a Wi-Fi access point, a custom Android-based firmware, a micro-HDMI to HDMI connection, and an Ethernet cable are all components of Gapiski’s CarPlay workaround.
Apple apps like Maps and Apple Music work as expected when the in-car browser is used to connect to the Rasberry Pi and display the CarPlay interface on Tesla’s screen. The technology operates while you’re driving and can be managed using the steering-wheel media controls on your Tesla. Despite CarPlay’s prevalence on many electric vehicles, Tesla does not officially support it. Tesla CEO Elon Musk doesn’t reply to calls on Twitter for the firm to add CarPlay to its vehicles, despite it being one of the most requested features among Tesla owners. Hints in 2020 that Tesla was preparing to offer Apple Music never materialized.
Apple gave a peek at the “next iteration” of CarPlay for compatible vehicles at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2022. The next-generation CarPlay experience will enable numerous displays inside a car, including built-in climate controls so that the A/C or heat can be adjusted within the CarPlay interface, and more. Apple said that the first automobiles to support the new CarPlay experience will be unveiled in late 2023. Ford, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, Honda, Acura, Jaguar, Land Rover, Audi, Nissan, Volvo, Porsche, and other dedicated automakers are among those who have committed to the project.