Tesla, which changed the course of the automobile industry with its electric vehicles, still has an important shortcoming: although the vehicles have a huge multimedia screen on the front console, they do not support Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. While drivers have the opportunity to play games in their cars, they cannot benefit from these two features. However, an enthusiast named Michal Gapinski managed to solve this problem.
Gapinski, who brought together a series of cables, the Raspberry Pi 4 mini computer and dozens of codes, managed to hack Tesla’s multimedia screen. Giving the name “Tesla Android Project” to his work, Gapinski has eliminated the important shortcomings in Tesla cars with third-party studies. Sharing the source codes of the project made it possible for all Tesla owners to bring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support to their cars.
The project works, although it’s not perfect
Tesla Android Project isn’t exactly perfect. Because in order to use these software in Tesla cars, it is necessary to access via an internet browser. In other words, a direct connection is not possible as in many automobile brands. There are also some problems. For example, Tesla Android Project’s navigation sounds don’t seem to work either. However, it should be noted that the project is in the development phase.
By the way, there is another remarkable detail about Tesla Android Project. The system established by Michal Gapinski runs Apple CarPlay over the Android ecosystem. In other words, Apple’s phones get help from Android when connecting to Tesla cars.
If you own a Tesla car or are interested in such topics, you can go to the Tesla Android Project page via the link here, and examine the codes and other details.
A video showing how Tesla Android Project works