Android Auto

What is it?

Connect your Android phone to your car display – your Android apps show up onscreen, just like that. Tap to get driving directions or talk to send a text. Even call your mum, hands-free. Android Auto is made to help you focus on the road. And have fun along the way. Just plug in and go.

"Hey Google".....With the Google Assistant on Android Auto, keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. You can find routes, play your favourite songs, dictate text messages and even check the weather on the move. Just say "Hey Google" to get started.

What do I need?

1. An Android phone running Android 6.0 and up with a data plan.
2. A car or stereo that's compatible with Android Auto.
3. A high-quality USB cable.
4. For wireless connection you need a compatible phone and an aftermarket car stereo from JVC, Kenwood or Pioneer.

Where can I get Android Auto?

Every major car manufacturer currently offers models that support Android Auto, or are planning on releasing them. You can also add Android Auto to your existing vehicle in a number of different ways meaning there is no need to change your car to gain the functionality you require.

Option 1: Change your current head unit for an Android Auto unit

This involves removing the factory radio and installing a new head unit with Android Auto functionality. As most car radios are not a standard double DIN shape, we install a vehicle specific fitting kit to allow us to neatly integrate the new unit into the dashboard and maintain current functionality such as steering controls, cameras and USB ports. We offer a huge range of replacement units from Pioneer, Alpine and Sony. All units have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay so you can use them with either Apple or Android devices. A few examples:

BMW E46

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Ford Transit Custom

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Nissan Elgrand

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Porsche Boxster

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We fit replacement head units on a day-to-day basis. To obtain a price for your vehicle, please contact us with your registration and we will send you quotations tailored to your vehicle and your needs. We have a range of head units on display in our showroom so please feel free to pop in for a demo.

We are main dealers for Alpine, Pioneer and, more recently, Sony. We can therefore offer competitive prices, excellent product support and warranty, along with over 40 years knowledge and experience in audio installations.

Option 2: Add Android Auto to your existing in car display

Many modern cars have an integrated screen already fitted in the dash eg. Audi MMI, Mercedes Comand and BMW iDrive. These systems cannot be replaced using option 1 but in many cases, we can now add Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to these existing systems using a small, hide-away module. The new features are easily controlled using the vehicles existing touchscreen/buttons and it does not affect any of the existing features in the vehicle. These modules also have a camera input meaning a reversing camera can be added at the same time, if required (additional cost applies).

These Android Auto and CarPlay modules are currently available for a range of vehicles, including Audi, VW, BMW, Mercedes, Land Rover, Porsche, Jaguar, Mini, Skoda, Aston Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini, Maserati, Volvo, Peugeot and Citroen. Due to the popularity of smart phone integration, more makes and models are constantly being released. Please contact us with your vehicle details and we can confirm availability and prices.

A couple of example installs:

Peugeot 308

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Mercedes C Class

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Please contact us with your vehicle make, model and year of manufacture for installed prices. We also have demo units available in our shop so please feel free to pop in to test the Android Auto / CarPlay with your phone.

Most of the units we install have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay so can be used by Apple and Android devices. For more information, please contact us.

 

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