Volvo-backed electric car maker Polestar announced today that the latest over-the-air update for Polestar 2 adds CarPlay support, allowing iPhone users to easily access commonly used apps from the dashboard, complete with Siri control.
The addition of CarPlay to Polestar 2 is interesting considering that the vehicle’s infotainment system is powered by Android Automotive, which is a full-stack operating system that runs directly on the vehicle’s hardware. Android Automotive should not be confused with Google’s similarly named CarPlay competitor Android Auto.
In a tweet, Polestar said the wireless software update is rolling out to customers gradually, noting that the update is also available for installation at Polestar workshops. It is unclear when the rollout will be completed.
CarPlay is available in over 600 car models from dozens of car manufacturers, according to Apple, but some of the most popular electric car brands such as Tesla, Rivian and Lucid Motors have not yet supported the feature in their vehicles.
The funniest part of driving a Polestar is driving it, but there’s more to it. Our latest over-the-air update for Polestar 2 comes with Apple CarPlay, which gives Polestar owners with an iPhone the ability to switch music, use apps and communicate through Siri or the infotainment system pic.twitter.com/mulkjIUR6D
– Polestar (@PolestarCars) June 22, 2022
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