Apply Carplay - Can it be upgraded?

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alanmack
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Apply Carplay - Can it be upgraded?

Post by alanmack » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:18 pm

I'm looking to buy a Velar, in Switzerland from a grey importer (imports new cars to Switzerland from Europe at a discount to local prices). It's brand new P300 R-Dynamic S model. It's the right price for me, however the dealer says it doesn't have Apple Carplay and that there's no way for it to be upgraded.

This seems surely impossible in this day and age of software upgrades.

Can anyone confirm or deny this?

Haybrd
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Re: Apply Carplay - Can it be upgraded?

Post by Haybrd » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:31 pm

From some of the posts on here it depends where it’s being imported from I’d think. (Have a search on here and see some of the users locations).

If it’s brand new and from a country that allows ACP then if it doesn’t have the smartphone pack you can use the software over the air (SOTA) to install version 19C (if not already installed) and that has ACP for free.

If the car is from a country that does allow ACP then I guess you’d be bound to those rules and even with the new software it won’t have ACP.
MY20 D240 R-Dynamic SE, Santorini Black, 14 way heated, memory seats, Heated/power recline rear, 20” 7 spike gloss black wheels, Electrically deployable towbar, Fixed panoramic roof, Rear seat release , Power pack 2

P380NarvikEclipse
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Re: Apply Carplay - Can it be upgraded?

Post by P380NarvikEclipse » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:32 am

If you ask what country it’s originating from, we can give you a better idea. Some markets do not have the necessary hardware it seems, despite that being a bit perplexing in this day and age. Others will chime in I’m sure.
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cazy
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Re: Apply Carplay - Can it be upgraded?

Post by cazy » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:34 pm

I've had my Velar for almost 2 years now. When I bought it I was made sure by the sales rep that an update would come out within the next 3-4 months that will add ACP/AA.

I kept calling every few months only to be told to wait a little longer. Finally, not so long ago, they told me it simply won't be possible because with my model (no SIM card slot, no wifi) and in this region - there's just nothing they can do. The update can only be done for newer cars that have wifi and InControl apps... They said they were sorry but that it wasn't their fault.

Today I got a call and apparently with the latest update (supposed to have come out in the past few days) all Velars get to have ACP/AA added. Disregarding any smartphone packs or InControl apps. I'm scheduled to bring the car in to have the update installed next week but just thought I'd ask everyone here so I don't drive 50 miles there and back and waste half a day for nothing.

Anyone?
2018 Velar P380 S Narvik Black/Ebony with extras

Sebajfobias
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Re: Apply Carplay - Can it be upgraded?

Post by Sebajfobias » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:34 pm

They told me the same, but since the 19B software update the car connects to wifi, and possibly could uodate the system OTA. I say possibly because it never found an update since then. I know 19C is out there, please keep us dreamers updated if you had success.
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liben96
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Re: Apply Carplay - Can it be upgraded?

Post by liben96 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:46 pm

I have 19C and no apple car. Im in the same situation (no sim card slot, no incontrol apps). My last update from 19B to 19C was done using wifi at the dealer...
Im also waiting for apple car :(

cazy
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Re: Apply Carplay - Can it be upgraded?

Post by cazy » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:37 am

liben96 wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:46 pm
I have 19C and no apple car. Im in the same situation (no sim card slot, no incontrol apps). My last update from 19B to 19C was done using wifi at the dealer...
Im also waiting for apple car :(
So I called and asked for the specific build of the new firmware update. S19c_19.46.4-458817

I'm told they've updated some six RR cars so far and they all got Apple CP after the update. What's your build?
2018 Velar P380 S Narvik Black/Ebony with extras

liben96
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Re: Apply Carplay - Can it be upgraded?

Post by liben96 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:46 pm

cazy wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:37 am
liben96 wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:46 pm
I have 19C and no apple car. Im in the same situation (no sim card slot, no incontrol apps). My last update from 19B to 19C was done using wifi at the dealer...
Im also waiting for apple car :(
So I called and asked for the specific build of the new firmware update. S19c_19.46.4-458817

I'm told they've updated some six RR cars so far and they all got Apple CP after the update. What's your build?
I will confirm later. Where are you based?

Simonh
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Re: Apply Carplay - Can it be upgraded?

Post by Simonh » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:48 pm

Just for reference the latest build available to us is 19C_19.46.4-458817
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cazy
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Re: Apply Carplay - Can it be upgraded?

Post by cazy » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:08 pm

liben96 wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:46 pm


I will confirm later. Where are you based?

Slovakia... My problem is that the car was built back in December 2017, no SIM card slot, no HDMI and no InControl apps so while other newer cars around here get ACP with the new update, I'm a little skeptical about mine. Scheduled to take it in this Wednesday so we'll see.
2018 Velar P380 S Narvik Black/Ebony with extras

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