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Old 07-09-2018, 04:35 PM
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2018/2019 GLC Possible to add Apple Car Play

It really sucks you can't have safety features and Apple Car Play.

In the 2019 C Class Apple Car Play and "Driver Assistance Package" can co-exist.

Will Mercedes make is possible for a 2018/2019 with "Driver Assistance Package" to be upgraded with Apple Car Play? I don't want a third party mod which seldom work perfectly.
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Originally Posted by Tuned AMG View Post
It really sucks you can't have safety features and Apple Car Play.

In the 2019 C Class Apple Car Play and "Driver Assistance Package" can co-exist.

Will Mercedes make is possible for a 2018/2019 with "Driver Assistance Package" to be upgraded with Apple Car Play? I don't want a third party mod which seldom work perfectly.
You can also have SmartPhone Integration (AppleCarPlay/AndroidAuto) with COMAND in the C Class for 2019.

I would love for MB to make this retro to my 2018, but I highly doubt they will. Apparently, the NTG5.5 headunit can handle it, but for some odd reason MB isn't giving it to the GLC. Hell, I'd even pay for the retro if made available...COMAND just doesn't cut it.

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Originally Posted by Chrisk03 View Post
You can also have SmartPhone Integration (AppleCarPlay/AndroidAuto) with COMAND in the C Class for 2019.

I would love for MB to make this retro to my 2018, but I highly doubt they will. Apparently, the NTG5.5 headunit can handle it, but for some odd reason MB isn't giving it to the GLC. Hell, I'd even pay for the retro if made available...COMAND just doesn't cut it.

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its interesting, you think they would allow it and could be a good revenue stream. $500 for an hour in the shop hooked up to a computer for the update, im sure a few people would pay for it.
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I would pay for it.
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a good software developer could probably do it with access to the right code.

it really is stupid.
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I would pay for it too! When I purchased my 2017 GLC43, I was told by the salesperson that MB would be coming out with an update so that you could pay to have Apple Car Play installed. Obviously I was fed a line of b.s. and have since found out that is not true. Frustrating! Mercedes has always lagged a bit behind in technology. I wanted to throw a party when they finally decided to make keyless go part of the premium 1 package. Push button start came standard in most other cars, but not in a $50k MB. Oh well, I will keep reminding myself I bought the car for the performance and build quality....
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I have apple and android in a 2018 with audio20 glc43. I didn't have it in a 2018 audio20 c43 however.. my friend who has his 2018 c43 had it activated by his dealer for free. there are also modules online(ebay) to set it on. I read all 2017 and onwards has apple and android but some markets/models have it disabled. this proved true when my friend got his enabled at the dealership. dont know about it coexisting with a safety assist package, we don't get packages in our market. I have distronic plus but no lane assist.
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Originally Posted by gravity101 View Post
I have apple and android in a 2018 with audio20 glc43. I didn't have it in a 2018 audio20 c43 however.. my friend who has his 2018 c43 had it activated by his dealer for free. there are also modules online(ebay) to set it on. I read all 2017 and onwards has apple and android but some markets/models have it disabled. this proved true when my friend got his enabled at the dealership. dont know about it coexisting with a safety assist package, we don't get packages in our market. I have distronic plus but no lane assist.
I believe that is 100% true for a vehicle with audio20 (meaning, can be "activated"), but not with COMAND. I haven't found anywhere that says it's "sitting in the background" with the COMAND system to be activated, so no dice. I've looked at pretty much all of the online/Ebay modules and don't really get a good feeling about any of them, not to mention, tearing apart the dash on a new car, even though that looks to be fairly easy.

My HOPE was that post-Sept 2017 GLC builds with the NTG5.0/5.5 COMAND system would somehow allow MB to offer ACP/AA as a later option, like Mazda will be doing on their prior vehicles. It still sounds like it's more of a hardware (pre and post-Sept 2017 GLC's) issue with COMAND vs just MB adding software, but that info has come from the aftermarket module sellers. Either way, kind of frustrating that MB offers COMAND WITH ACP/AA, and has, to vehicles like the GLA45 and still doesn't for the GLC...one of the hottest segments out there. Oh well...
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I believe that is 100% true for a vehicle with audio20 (meaning, can be "activated"), but not with COMAND. I haven't found anywhere that says it's "sitting in the background" with the COMAND system to be activated, so no dice. I've looked at pretty much all of the online/Ebay modules and don't really get a good feeling about any of them, not to mention, tearing apart the dash on a new car, even though that looks to be fairly easy.

My HOPE was that post-Sept 2017 GLC builds with the NTG5.0/5.5 COMAND system would somehow allow MB to offer ACP/AA as a later option, like Mazda will be doing on their prior vehicles. It still sounds like it's more of a hardware (pre and post-Sept 2017 GLC's) issue with COMAND vs just MB adding software, but that info has come from the aftermarket module sellers. Either way, kind of frustrating that MB offers COMAND WITH ACP/AA, and has, to vehicles like the GLA45 and still doesn't for the GLC...one of the hottest segments out there. Oh well...
I checked with Unichip which offer an unlock/activation for CarPlay and Android Auto via OBD2 port. Sent them my VIN and they said it was a no go. They suggested their SmartBox. After watching the install video, no way I was going to disassemble my new car, and it did not appear the integration was really that seamless.

Got no idea why MB can't make this happen, but as stated above, seems like its more than just a software issue. I contacted mbenzcoder to ask if they know what the problem is and if a software solution was possible in the future.

http://www.unichip-tec.com/mercedes_benz_carplay.html

https://mbenzcoder.com/

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Originally Posted by tpherson View Post
I checked with Unichip which offer an unlock/activation for CarPlay and Android Auto via OBD2 port. Sent them my VIN and they said it was a no go. They suggested their SmartBox. After watching the install video, no way I was going to disassemble my new car, and it did not appear the integration was really that seamless.

Got no idea why MB can't make this happen, but as stated above, seems like its more than just a software issue.

http://www.unichip-tec.com/mercedes_benz_carplay.html
Yep, did the same with them...and yep, same thoughts as you about tearing up my new car interior and seamless operation or lack thereof.

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Sad but true

this over the air update stuff is why Tesla is grabbing all the business. These screens should be upgraded YEARLY just like the gps maps.

Sirius went to all the trouble to have great colorful logos and these doofuses use them at 1 x 1, ridiculous!

Add some color choices, just do SOMETHING, and system would feel new again.

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