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Toyota Safety Sense 2.5..can it be upgraded to 3.0 for wireless apple car play?

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I took my 2023 XLE for its first oil change yesterday. While I was there, I complained about the "quirky" infotainment system. It has a mind of its own.
I found out that Toyota Safety sense 3.0, apparently a software upgrade has a newer version, much improved and new user interface, including wireless android auto and apple car play.
Has anyone upgraded the software to TSS 3.0, and if so did it improve?
Considering that, for example, the cord is "a distraction" since it easily comes unplugged and, then you no longer have your maps up on Apple Car play. Instead, you have to fiddle with the phone/cord to get it working again. This distraction could/should be eliminated, by simply having Sienna drivers upgrade to TSS 3.0, apparently like some other Toyota models have.
CAn it be upgraded, or can I dowload the new version on my phone and install TSS 3.0 from my phone? Does anyone know?
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Based on what I have read around here and on, at least one more sensor - Yaw sensor, is added in TSS 3.0. IIRC, front left turn braking might have another or better sensor too. I am sure that upgrading TSS is not an option for this and other reasons.
FWIW, holding the lock key and pushing unlock button twice puts the keyfob to sleep. You should see two red blinks. Walk up to the car with sleeping keyfob to confirm that you got it right a first few times.

This should help avoid someone using a repeater
to drive away your car.

Btw, car will continue to drive even if it can't detect a keyfob for safety reasons. However, this is enough for the thief to drive it hundreds of miles away before you know its gone.
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