I ended up buying the CPLAY2air wireless adapter. You can get it for roughly $130. You plug it in and set it up using bluetooth iirc. There is a 1/2 second lag that I am ok with as I am not clicking between buttons at the speed of light anyway. A screen pops up when it turns on and searches for a phone. Once you pair it it will then automatically connect to it. My wife sometimes uses my Atlas and at times i get in my car with her and it connects to her phone. At the screen you can actually choose between phones to connect to but im used to letting it connect me automatically. Takes maybe 20 seconds but at that point im settling into the car and backing out anyway and let it do its thing. Is it perfect? No. Do I prefer this over connecting it, **** yes.
My 2021 Atlas Cross Sport SEL V6 RLine Premium, shoo!! carplay works perfect in a wireless manner. In fact both my wife and I have our phones on simultaneously and it works well. Let the car warm up and then engage the carplay.
I remember reading that CarLinkit is not Apple approved, so when Apple updates or changes something in the future, it might not work. I read this on the CarPlay2Air site, so I don't know if it is "fake news" or not.Has anyone used one of these?