Is it possible to connect an iPhone to Apple Carplay wirelessly, or must it be tethered via USB?
No, that's not the idea. BMW owns Mini and uses the same base of the entertainment system. Note this is also an OPTION in the mini.Apple Car Play works wirelessly in the Mini Clubman. It should work the same way in an Alfa. The whole idea is that it be wireless.
Curious. How much data is CarPlay using. I am assuming if it is on navigation and always pinging off different towers it is probably the same as the phone but wondering if you have seen an increase with usage.
Wirelss Carplay/Auto uses the Miracast-protocal over WifiDirect, just like AirPlay or Chromecast Screensharing.
That's very interesting. I wonder what the distinction is between ACP in my March 2018 build 2.0 Q4 versus the 2019/2020 models it states as being compatible with?Maybe check this out -
Convert your factory CarPlay to wireless and skip plugging in your phone when you get in! Supported vehicles Abarth 2017-2021 Acura 2017-2021 Alfa Romeo 2018-2021 Audi 2017-2021 Aston Martin 2017-2021 Bentley 2017-2021 Borgward 2017-2021 Buick 2017-2021 Cadillac 2016-2021 Chevrolet 2016-2021...carplay2air.com
I just ordered one. I have a 2018 Stelvio built date 04/18 with ACP that works fine via USB. Provider of the wireless ACP solution assures me that it will work. I will report back later.
Wireless ACP + Wireless charging = ease of use.I don’t understand about the desire for wireless ACP with the constant streaming of data that is going to run your battery down quickly and require removal from your pocket to charge anyway, even so if you have a wireless charging system. Also do you really want a wireless device in your pocket tranmistting lots and lots of data, generating all the requisite radiation and heat next to your family jewels? Also phones plugged into a power source usually kick the gps’ sampling rate up a few notches for better accuracy and response time compared to the lower power state when not being attached to a power source. Wireless ACP on the surface looks great and convenient but for navigation and a multitude of other scenarios it’s a big negative...