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This Hack Lets You Add Android Auto To Your Tesla
By MATT SALTER
While Tesla strives to deliver a complete automotive experience with its own branded tools, the company limits the customization of its cars’ onboard software. However, no system is built perfectly; try as it may, Tesla hasn’t been able to completely stop hackers, with several hacks, from the innocuous to the nefarious, already being imposed upon Teslas.
One of the more noteworthy hacks has even worked up a way to meet a widely expressed desire of Tesla drivers: installing Android Auto on Tesla onboard systems. The risky endeavor requires a Raspberry Pi and some expertise in coding that could allow the installation of not just Android Auto but other Android apps.
The basic requirements for sideloading Android Auto onto a Tesla start with a Raspberry Pi 4 with at least 4GB of RAM, an HDMI module, a micro-HDMI to HDMI cable, a USB-A/USB-C connector, an LTE modem, and a computer to use as a terminal. SlashGear recommends looking at Polish programmer Michał Gapiński’s how-to before beginning.