Android Auto / Apple CarPlay
Having spent many hours testing, fitting & reworking the CarPlay/Android Auto systems out there I have chosen just 1 supplier for each type. Both units can be DIY fit with Product 1 taking around 90mins, Product 2 around 150mins.
The key variants are on how they fit into the current cars system;
Product 1: Integrates fully & is completely hidden meaning you would not know its there until the CarPlay is switched on. Utilises all existing controls, screens (Touchscreen overlay for Concert units only), hardware and is a box which sits in between the head unit and car wiring. This unit adds hands free calls, music streaming, Wireless Apple CarPlay, Wireless Android Auto & screen mirroring.
Product 2: Replaces the OEM screen with a touchscreen tablet, includes SIM slot, SD card slot, built in maps, apps, split screen, you can load apps from the Google Play store such as Carista, VAG DPF etc. to integrate them all into the existing car system. Whilst there is no cutting of wires required to install this, some modification is required for the screen surround to fit the tablet mount.
Product 2 Update: Android 10.0 is shipping as standard on units now, 10.25" 1920x720 IPS screen, RAM 4Gb, HDD 64Gb, 8 core 2.2GHz processor, BT 4.0, supports: Wired CarPlay integrated into the unit, Android Auto*, Bluetooth calls/streaming, Wi-Fi (can connect to or be used as Wi-Fi hotspot)*, GPS, DVR & Rear View Camera Input, Mirror Link, Steering Wheel Control, OBD, TPMS, DAB+.
*please check the items listing in the store for full functionality requirements as some add on units may be required
Product 1 After Installation
Product 2 After installation
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