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Don't know. But I'd rather have a way to connect my phone to the big screen to use my phone's navigation app. Every built in car navigation app I've seen or read about is inferior to phone apps (with the possible exception of Tesla's). If that's not available, then a good place to mount my phone would be my 2nd choice.
I'll second that. Android Auto/Apple Carplay support would suit me just fine!
I would LOVE to see Android Auto or functional equivalent supported in my Aptera.
You've nailed it, Harry - and Tesla's system is good because it's an overlay on Google Maps. Tesla's constant OTA software updates keep the map relevant whereas most mfr's systems offer only expensive annual dealer-installed updates. I've had Android Auto in my last two vehicles and have found it more than sufficient - and I hear the same from iPhone users about Apple CarPlay.
Android Auto/Apple CarPlay works just fine. It is the only navigation in my Chevy Bolt EV and is a real trend in auto industry as the built in GPS maps have built-in obsolescence and are expensive to update. With Google and Apple maps you always get the current map data. Waze is also now fully available for detailed traffic data.
@boxster1971 The Founders have stated - vehemently - that the Aptera will have neither Android Auto nor Apple CarPlay. The vehicle will have a Tesla-style cellular connection and OTA updates for its custom navigation system. If it's like Tesla it will also have live traffic awareness - although I hope not at an extra cost - like Tesla! From their tech presentation, the Founders want the only connection between the Aptera and the driver's phone to be via Bluetooth.