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To all the Kiasi owners who always go to workshop to feed the families of the workshop boss, save your money if you want to add an additional USB, HDMI or check anything at the rear panel of your head unit. 

 

Here is the video to show you exactly how you can do that.

 

Note that it is so SAFE to perform this job, I didn't even bother to switch off my car engine/

 

 

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The features I could make out from Android Auto..

 

1. Google navigation.

2. Call / answer handsfree

3. Listen to SMS and Whatsapp messages & reply

 

All these function can be perform without touching the screen or phone. 

 

1. Speak into your car mic ,say " OK Google "

2. Say your desired address , building, place of interest etc

3. Google map will show you the direction of travel.

4. Say " How is the traffic ahead ?"

5. AA will response with a traffic report of your intended route, stating any traffic jam along the way, and gives you an estimated arrival time.

 

1. Say "OK Google "

2. Say " Call Xiao San "

3. AA will attempt to call your Xiao San. If there are multiple entries for your Xiao San number, Google will talk to you, ask you..

" Do you wish to call Xiao San on HOME or MOBILE "

4. For discrete calls, say " Mobile "

5.The call will be made.

 

1. Say "OK Google"

2. Say " Send a text message to Xiao San"

3. Google will response to you in speech " What do you wish to text to Xiao San? "

4. Say " Darling, I will arrive in 15 minutes time, please wash clean clean"

5. AA will repeat your message and response with " Do you want to send ? "

6. Say "Send"

7. Message will be sent.

 

1. When you receive a text message or Whatsapp message, it will prompt on top of your screen.

2. You can either tap on the notification on the screen to have AA read out the message or leave it alone.

3. Then say " OK Google"

4. Say " Read my last text message"

5. AA will read aloud the message your Xiao San send to you " Text message from Xiao San, I already wash clean waiting you"

 

On AA, you can also scroll through your recent activities.

In order to hide them, swipe them off the screen.

 

Edited by carloverguy2017

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Just a caution about Android Auto, remember to disable Data Usage on your handphone if you are driving to Malaysia.

Unless you got a super cheap deal for data roaming in Malaysia.

Once you use Android Auto, you will tend to use Google Maps and Spotify for your music and both of these require data.

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Just a caution about Android Auto, remember to disable Data Usage on your handphone if you are driving to Malaysia.

Unless you got a super cheap deal for data roaming in Malaysia.

Once you use Android Auto, you will tend to use Google Maps and Spotify for your music and both of these require data.

 

Optionally you can install Here WeGo  navigation. Pre-install the maps and then select Offline navigation.

The map will run via GPS only. 

Anyway, as long as your didn't set your data to ROAMING, it won't connect any Apps to a foreign country network.

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can anyone help?

 

my AA and Huawei P10+ can't syn..

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can anyone help?

 

my AA and Huawei P10+ can't syn..

 

What head unit?

 

Most of the time is cable issue. Either wrong specs of cable, too long and/or using extension or factory aux port.

 

However, having said that, Huawei is notorious for AA incompatibility. Follow this fb page for updates that could fix some of the issues.

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The features I could make out from Android Auto..

 

1. Google navigation.

2. Call / answer handsfree

3. Listen to SMS and Whatsapp messages & reply

 

All these function can be perform without touching the screen or phone.

 

1. Speak into your car mic ,say " OK Google "

2. Say your desired address , building, place of interest etc

3. Google map will show you the direction of travel.

4. Say " How is the traffic ahead ?"

5. AA will response with a traffic report of your intended route, stating any traffic jam along the way, and gives you an estimated arrival time.

 

1. Say "OK Google "

2. Say " Call Xiao San "

3. AA will attempt to call your Xiao San. If there are multiple entries for your Xiao San number, Google will talk to you, ask you..

" Do you wish to call Xiao San on HOME or MOBILE "

4. For discrete calls, say " Mobile "

5.The call will be made.

 

1. Say "OK Google"

2. Say " Send a text message to Xiao San"

3. Google will response to you in speech " What do you wish to text to Xiao San? "

4. Say " Darling, I will arrive in 15 minutes time, please wash clean clean"

5. AA will repeat your message and response with " Do you want to send ? "

6. Say "Send"

7. Message will be sent.

 

1. When you receive a text message or Whatsapp message, it will prompt on top of your screen.

2. You can either tap on the notification on the screen to have AA read out the message or leave it alone.

3. Then say " OK Google"

4. Say " Read my last text message"

5. AA will read aloud the message your Xiao San send to you " Text message from Xiao San, I already wash clean waiting you"

 

On AA, you can also scroll through your recent activities.

In order to hide them, swipe them off the screen.

I suppose u disable or do not activate the auto readout when lady boss is in car

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Any handhone or android version or Car AVT player restriction?

I'm using Redmi 5. after download app. i plug usb cable to my Pioneer 8650 nothing comes out.

 

According to manual, there is no reference of Android Auto so I'm afraid 8650 only supports CarPlay.

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Optionally you can install Here WeGo  navigation. Pre-install the maps and then select Offline navigation.

The map will run via GPS only. 

Anyway, as long as your didn't set your data to ROAMING, it won't connect any Apps to a foreign country network.

Hi bro, ....I am new to AA and I have Here Wego navigation. When I tried to use " Here " , it just do not operate.....Can instruct me how to go about it ? Sorry to bring up an old thread.

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Hi bro, ....I am new to AA and I have Here Wego navigation. When I tried to use " Here " , it just do not operate.....Can instruct me how to go about it ? Sorry to bring up an old thread.

 

Hi @Luckcent,

 

carloverguy2017 was referring to using Here Wego on the phone screen instead of inside AA as it works without data when driving in Msia. AA only supports Google Maps and Waze, both of which uses data. Google Maps do support offline map if you pre download the map and the last I tested still works offline in AA. To download offline maps, select the top left hamburger menu > Offline maps > Select Your Own Map > then zoom in or out depending on how large or small the area you'll be using. If you don't drive to JB or Msia then zoom just enough to cover Singapore. Offline map if I'm not wrong also acts as a cache when using online.

 

For Waze there is no offline map option but that said, data usage is negligible even for Waze unless your mobile data plan is really limited. I don't monitor the data usage but the last I did was while after spending 3/4 of the day in JB and I only consumed 300mb inclusive using my phone normally for other stuffs. These day data roaming is cheap i.e. $5 for 1GB from various telco. I also subscribe to Digi Live card that allows me to reload and buy data plan using credit card so I can have uninterrupted navigation from Sg to JB rather than top up only when I reach there. RM8 for the card with RM5 credit available for use. Comes default with 300mb. Thereafter, various data plan cost only RM1 to RM3. Thus these days there is really no need to minimise data usage even when travelling. Furthermore, AA is best use with data for hands-free voice command and live traffic updates.

 

Hope this helps.

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Hi @Luckcent,

 

carloverguy2017 was referring to using Here Wego on the phone screen instead of inside AA as it works without data when driving in Msia. AA only supports Google Maps and Waze, both of which uses data. Google Maps do support offline map if you pre download the map and the last I tested still works offline in AA. To download offline maps, select the top left hamburger menu > Offline maps > Select Your Own Map > then zoom in or out depending on how large or small the area you'll be using. If you don't drive to JB or Msia then zoom just enough to cover Singapore. Offline map if I'm not wrong also acts as a cache when using online.

 

For Waze there is no offline map option but that said, data usage is negligible even for Waze unless your mobile data plan is really limited. I don't monitor the data usage but the last I did was while after spending 3/4 of the day in JB and I only consumed 300mb inclusive using my phone normally for other stuffs. These day data roaming is cheap i.e. $5 for 1GB from various telco. I also subscribe to Digi Live card that allows me to reload and buy data plan using credit card so I can have uninterrupted navigation from Sg to JB rather than top up only when I reach there. RM8 for the card with RM5 credit available for use. Comes default with 300mb. Thereafter, various data plan cost only RM1 to RM3. Thus these days there is really no need to minimise data usage even when travelling. Furthermore, AA is best use with data for hands-free voice command and live traffic updates.

 

Hope this helps.

Hi, bro, certainly it helps. I suagu dont even knoe tha AA dont support Here off line map. Thanks.

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Hi, bro, certainly it helps. I suagu dont even knoe tha AA dont support Here off line map. Thanks.

 

Don't say that cos lots of new users also expect AA not only support diff nav apps but also other apps in AA but unknown to them Google retains a tight control over these apps, some for commercial (Google also owns Waze) and others for safety reasons i.e mainly minimal distraction.

 

These are the list of supported apps in AA.

 

You can also browse the list from AA menu on the phone screen which is more convenient as you can also install them directly.

 

If need to display unsupported apps on the head unit (besides rooting to install unsupported apps to run within AA) your Kenwood DDX917WS can support wireless miracast with 2-way control i.e. can control from either screen. Need to enable screen sharing on your phone. Different brands call it differently. Samsung call it SmartView now.

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Don't say that cos lots of new users also expect AA not only support diff nav apps but also other apps in AA but unknown to them Google retains a tight control over these apps, some for commercial (Google also owns Waze) and others for safety reasons i.e mainly minimal distraction.

 

These are the list of supported apps in AA.

 

You can also browse the list from AA menu on the phone screen which is more convenient as you can also install them directly.

 

If need to display unsupported apps on the head unit (besides rooting to install unsupported apps to run within AA) your Kenwood DDX917WS can support wireless miracast with 2-way control i.e. can control from either screen. Need to enable screen sharing on your phone. Different brands call it differently. Samsung call it SmartView now.

Bro,  too cheam lah..... well at least I can try google maps even though needs data. Thanks. The rest of all those supported apps are alien to me.

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