Elon Musk plans to integrate Apple AirPlay into Teslas

Elon Musk has said that his company Tesla is considering adopting Apple’s AirPlay protocol to improve audio quality over the Bluetooth technology currently used by the American manufacturer. A first “connection” between the two companies that have been stealing talent for years.

Soon AirPlay at Tesla?

In recent years, in addition to motors and batteries, Tesla has focused on the infotainment system inside its vehicles. You can now play, browse the Internet, watch a film, take a video or even listen to music on board. Precisely, the audio part is constantly improving, in particular with the audio system of the Model 3, as well as that of the Model S 2022. Some have compared it to a Bang & Olufsen system that is often found in high-end vehicles. range like Audi for example, but for a fraction of the price.

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When a reviewer made this comparison on Twitter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk commented:

Tesla sound engineers come from B&O and many other companies. They literally rip. Our system is highly programmable, so we are constantly improving it through OTA codec updates.

Importantly, another user acknowledged that Tesla’s audio system is impressive, but is limited by the quality of sound that can be transmitted over Bluetooth when playing music from the driver’s phone.

They then suggested using AirPlay would enable lossless streaming, and Musk said the solution will be discussed with the audio team:

AirPlay is a proprietary wireless communication protocol developed by Apple that allows streaming between devices.

The protocol uses Wi-Fi instead of Bluetooth, and since Tesla vehicles are equipped with the Wi-Fi function, everything is there to implement the solution.

A surprise, since Tesla has always been reluctant to adopt Apple software in the past, especially with regard to the use of Apple CarPlay. If this point seems irrevocable, Elon Musk could move forward on AirPlay.

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