Anyone know If/When will Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a heads-up display be available in Rivian R1S?
I agree with Alita. I contacted an agent are asked for CarPlay/AA/Sirius XM to be added. Rivian is taking these lack of features out of Tesla's playbook.I don't believe there is hardware right now for HUD. CarPlay/AA are not on the menu as of now, but anything is possible if enough people complain.
Do you have any evidence to back this up? I thought there might be a licensing fee to the auto manufacturer, but several google searches have found no confirmation of that -- in fact, I found several articles saying that Apple did NOT charge auto manufacturers do participate in CarPlay.Have you ever dealt with Apple? If Rivian wanted to do this, they would have to pay a hefty royalty to Apple and get Apple's approval of Rivian's software in order to support CarPlay. IMO it's likely they made a business judgement that such an agreement is not going to boost Rivian's sales at this time, therefore is not worth spending significant dollars on. If so, that shows some good judgement on Rivian's part. CarPlay and Spotify are just ways to make money off the back of the musicians/content creators.
There is some cost because the manufacturer must include the hardware and write the software to support CarPlay…. Development resources do have a cost. But I haven’t found any evidence that the cost includes paying Apple. Apple has an incentive to license the tech freely, as it furthers their ecosystem and makes customers more sticky.If CarPlay could be done truly at no cost then everyone would be supporting it, but it took a long time to catch on and there are still companies that don't support it.