Polestar Rolling Out Apple CarPlay in OTA Software Update
After Polestar confirmed Apple’s next-generation CarPlay support was coming to its cars, the company is officially rolling out the update including the long-awaited feature.
Polestar announced that its recent over-the-air update for the Polestar 2 will include Apple’s newly updated CarPlay feature, as announced on Wednesday morning.
The CarPlay update includes Siri and the infotainment system to control their iPhone apps, and it offers an Apple interface to the touchscreen and dashboard — a useful feature for those who exclusively use Apple products.
The most fun part about driving a Polestar is driving it, but there's more to it. Our latest over-the-air update for the Polestar 2 comes with Apple CarPlay, allowing Polestar owners with an iPhone to change music, use apps, and communicate through Siri or the infotainment system pic.twitter.com/mulkjIUR6D
— Polestar (@PolestarCars) June 22, 2022
Polestar said development for Apple CarPlay was in its “final development stages” at the end of last month.
Apple also announced the major CarPlay update coming to EVs earlier this month at its event at the Worldwide Developer Conference.
While you can’t get CarPlay for Tesla’s vehicles, one developer is still working on an Apple CarPlay hack for Teslas that’s currently in its second alpha build.
Charging network Electrify America’s app announced support for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto last year.
A designer and fan created a concept image of a Tesla Model S interior featuring Apple CarPlay and V11 software last June, showing just how long some vehicle owners have been waiting to gain the feature.