Is it possible to retro-fit a car with Android Auto?
Our Hyundai i10 does not have a built-in sat-nav system. I have seen a built-in version of Android Auto linked to a smartphone in a friend's car and was quite impressed. As a safer alternative to my smartphone in a cradle, is there a product that can be fitted to our car to enable Android Auto or a similar app?
We've tested the Sony XAV-AX100. It's a reasonable investment, but the Sony XAV-XA100 features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality, so it can be linked to a smartphone and used to stream Spotify, make and receive calls and navigate with Google Maps. It fits a double DIN slot, so check with a car electrician if you’re not sure if it’s compatible with your car. This system effectively replicates the same functionality you would get from a new car with the latest connectivity features, and it's very easy to use. Although installation can be tricky, so if you’re not sure about in-car electrics then ask an auto-electrician or visit Halfords. The full review is here: kit.honestjohn.co.uk/reviews/review-sony-xav-ax100.../
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