Looks like that is how it works. Takes up the whole screen.
Not all car manufacturers do that. Volvo, for example, puts CarPlay in a window and shows additional information and allows you to interact with other functions while CarPlay is up.That's how it works on the ID.4. You need to close out Car Play if you want to change temperature or any other functions for the car.
It can be integrated in different ways. Bigger screens can provide more options for integration.Looks like that is how it works. Takes up the whole screen.
I dont buy this speculation that Amazon is the reason for leaving it out. It seems the Tesla influence and data retention is the driver imo.Obvious lock-up based on the AMZN relationship... That window will eventually expire and Rivian will regain its autonomy (unless AMZN buys RIVN).
They have a lot of ex-tesla employees. Past experience of philosophies are typically going to influence future decisions. Especially if they think they were good decisions.Isn’t Rivian they’re own company? Why do tiny need to have their decisions influenced by Tesla?
Doesn't preclude them from using AA/CP. Lucid has "deep alexa integration" as well, and also supports AA/CP. Further, having Alexa integrated into the vehicle to drive voice commands, even if that were tied with an exclusivity agreement, is different than saying a version of "Amazon invested in Rivian, therefore they decreed that Rivian shall not have CP/AA."
Knowing where you are isn't all that's important data wise. Knowing some of the context is too. Want to do what you can to make sure the battery is at the right temp to DCFC? Know where you (the car) is going in the nav system and thsat youre on route to a charger. Allowing someone to navigate via CP doesn't help that.What most people don't seem to understand is that Rivian still gets all the most important driver data WITH Apple CarPlay. In fact, you can still use all of your functionality on-screen (while Carplay is working to to send Waze alerts, plays your music, or allows for hands-free voice control)... Even if you aren't using Rivian's native navigation on your screen, there is nothing preventing Rivian from knowing EXACTLY where you are at all times. Carplay doesn't replace all of the other functionality or obfuscate OEM data - it enhances and extends native smartphone functions via the screen. Andoid Auto is built to do the same, and BOTH can work within the same infotainment system... Just a question of which OS you have on your smartphone. That is all.