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Tesla Carplay Workaround

Published: January 19, 2022

Author: Samuel Maus

via MacRumors & Tesla North

Over the weekend, Polish developer Michał Gapiński shared a fascinating look at CarPlay running on his Tesla Model 3. The automaker doesn’t support CarPlay, so this workaround will certainly grab the attention of those who have been asking for the functionality for years. Tesla writes its own software for its infotainment system and has refused to adopt Apple CarPlay. In fact, Teslas don’t even officially support Apple Music, although integration was spotted in testing back in December 2020. CarPlay support coming to Teslas would be a dream come true for many owners and instead of waiting around, developer Michał Gapiński decided to figure out a workaround. In a video seen below, Gapiński showed off CarPlay working on his 15-inch Model 3 screen on Twitter He says the steering wheel scroll wheel button is working to control Apple Music within the CarPlay workaround. After investagating we found out it's powered by a Raspberry Pi running a custom build of Andriod OS.

Steering wheel controls + current state of #teslaCarPlay on video. Next step is to improve Wi-Fi connection, the stream is 2x smoother when viewed on my laptop pic.twitter.com/0wFFUQQPkx

— Michał Gapiński (@mikegapinski) January 14, 2022