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I have a 2021 BMW with the latest version of iDrive 7 that displays Apple Maps CarPlay turn by turn instructions in the driver's display (the one behind the wheel) and HUD in addition to the standard approach of using the Infotainment display. My impression is that the EV6 only shows the integrated navigation information in the driver display and HUD. This is important to me because I have no interest in using the integrated navigation system in any auto. Does anyone have knowledge of the current EV6 capability, or perhaps Kia's future intentions?
 

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I have a 2021 BMW with the latest version of iDrive 7 that displays Apple Maps CarPlay turn by turn instructions in the driver's display (the one behind the wheel) and HUD in addition to the standard approach of using the Infotainment display. My impression is that the EV6 only shows the integrated navigation information in the driver display and HUD. This is important to me because I have no interest in using the integrated navigation system in any auto. Does anyone have knowledge of the current EV6 capability, or perhaps Kia's future intentions?
Hey there @peterlhansen , welcome to the forum! It's a pleasure to have you!

So, it will not. Only the infotainment screen will function for ACP/AA. Kia has won awards in years past for their navigation system being very functional as a user interface.

Whether or not Kia will be bringing this system to the gauge cluster or HUD is unknown currently.
 

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Hey there @peterlhansen , welcome to the forum! It's a pleasure to have you!

So, it will not. Only the infotainment screen will function for ACP/AA. Kia has won awards in years past for their navigation system being very functional as a user interface.

Whether or not Kia will be bringing this system to the gauge cluster or HUD is unknown currently.
I guess I can live with that as long as the CarPlay hosting is otherwise well integrated. I wonder what current Kia model uses similar internals that I could try at a local dealer…
 

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I guess I can live with that as long as the CarPlay hosting is otherwise well integrated. I wonder what current Kia model uses similar internals that I could try at a local dealer…
You can use any one of our newest models. The Carnival, Telluride, K5, SX Sorento.

Your problem is going to be finding a vehicle on the lot. LOL

The integration is very smooth for both ACP & AA.
 

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Personally, I prefer the cord. Like the fast charge while using it and the quicker response time through the cable.
I have an Accord with wired CarPlay in addition to the BMW M440i with wireless. The Accord is somewhat sluggish, but the BMW is quick with wireless with no objectionable lag. . There is no particular reason that wireless has to have noticeable lag. Wireless Carplay first makes a Bluetooth Iconnection, then switches to a dedicated peer-to-peer WiFi connection.

That said, the BMW often gets confused if my wife and I both get in the car at the same time, as it is a tossup as to which phone it will connect via Bluetooth. If it connects to my phone while my wife is the driver, she gets upset that my phone ends up hosting CarPlay. Unfortunately, BMW does not tie the Bluetooth connection to the driver profile, which would resolve this confusion. At least wired CarPlay does not have this problem!
 

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Personally, I prefer the cord. Like the fast charge while using it and the quicker response time through the cable.
My biggest problem is... where do I put the phone while it's plugged in? Upside down in a cupholder? Tossed haphazardly into the lower bin? It sure seems like the interior design team was under the impression wireless would be the primary use case.
 

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My biggest problem is... where do I put the phone while it's plugged in? Upside down in a cupholder? Tossed haphazardly into the lower bin? It sure seems like the interior design team was under the impression wireless would be the primary use case.
I place it in the compartment behind the cupholders. The slanted cutout of the centre console kid helps make use of that cubby.
 

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Hey there @peterlhansen , welcome to the forum! It's a pleasure to have you!

So, it will not. Only the infotainment screen will function for ACP/AA. Kia has won awards in years past for their navigation system being very functional as a user interface.

Whether or not Kia will be bringing this system to the gauge cluster or HUD is unknown currently.
sorry but the KIA screen is one of the most cluttered systems on the market and if they don't clean it up or just move to Android it will become "the" deal breaker for most.
 

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I'm not a GM guy.. but my new C8 vett has the android system and it crushes my Genesis and Kia (including x-line and ev6) would be nice if Kia would get on board.
big points in favor of the polestar too. The real benefit is kinda the same as android auto and CarPlay themselves: even if it sucks right now, you have ASSURANCE it’ll get better. So much the better if thats the core system and not just a layer on top.
That was also the biggest benefit in my last car of having no infotainment at all, and everything was on a permanently installed android tablet. Best UX of any 2009 model year, hands down.
 

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sorry but the KIA screen is one of the most cluttered systems on the market and if they don't clean it up or just move to Android it will become "the" deal breaker for most.
Moving to Android would be the dealbreaker for me. :) I can do pretty much everything between Apple CarPlay and the built-in functions in split screen. Not perfect but quite functional.
 

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Moving to Android would be the dealbreaker for me. :) I can do pretty much everything between Apple CarPlay and the built-in functions in split screen. Not perfect but quite functional.
Why would it though? You’d still have CarPlay, if you preferred.

I mean it already runs android, just “really terrible out of date and probably insecure android not designed to be a car’s operating system”
 
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