Car company Polestar promised Apple CarPlay support for its electric cars two years ago, The Verge explains, and the car brand has released a remote update for Polestar 2 that makes CarPlay available in your Android Automotive sedan, and if you prefer to use Apple Maps instead of Google Maps or prefer to talk To Siri instead of Google Assistant, you now have this option as long as you connect your iPhone.

In 2020, the automaker expected to introduce a CarPlay update in January 2021, and it’s not clear why the delay (Polestar mentioned “various factors” last fall) but the wait isn’t entirely surprising, and Android Automotive is built around Google’s operating system, often centered around its services. iPhone support has always been a lower priority especially when you don’t need an Android phone to use the built-in Polestar functions, according to an engadged report.

You still can’t find CarPlay in many other Android Automotive cars, including newer Volvo models as well as the R1T from Rivian, and you won’t have to wait long in some cases.

Volvo expects to add the interface within weeks, and will eventually support CarPlay from iOS 16, and in that sense Polestar is just a vanguard of its sister brand.

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