CarPlay (iOS) / MirrorLink (Android)

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Re: CarPlay (iOS) / MirrorLink (Android)

Postby bulls23 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:11 pm

Just asked myself the same question...again. Really like my Pioneer SPD-DA120 but the only thing I really use on a daily basis is Spotify. Even for navigation I would rather use my offline Navigon App, which also will not be approved for CarPlay. Instead we get those stupid generic radio station Apps...dozens of them for each individual radio station. Really don't understand Apple's way of doing this...same for HomeKit. Both things have such great potential and have been out there for years now without evolving thanks to Apple not letting anybody actually do some software for it. Such a shame...


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Re: CarPlay (iOS) / MirrorLink (Android)

Postby bulls23 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:56 pm

I just came across this:

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/ ... VH-3300NEX

Finally a 1-DIN Carplay radio!!! Why is this good news? Some people with let's say a Landrover Defender can finally have Carplay in their car too, without having to custom build a whole dash with 2-DIN radio...and maybe that person gets so exited about it and starts getting on Apple's nerves again to get HLT on Carplay :mrgreen: ;)


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Re: CarPlay (iOS) / MirrorLink (Android)

Postby Mateusz » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:56 pm

We might wait for the carplay forever. In the meantime, there seem to be another solution, alas it is vehicle specific: https://developer.ford.com/pages/applink.

I see the available interactions as quite promising - you could possibly even get by without OBD-2 or GPS link! The app could have access, among others to:

Vehicle Information
fuelLevel
fuelLevelState
instantFuelConsumption
odometer
tirePressure
vin

Driving Characteristics
beltStatus
driverBraking
myKey
prndl
rpm

Location
gps
speed



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AppLink is a suite of APIs that provide the ability for mobile developers to extend the command and control of a mobile application to the in-vehicle Human Machine Interface (HMI). AppLink transfers the normal functionality processed by touching a mobile device screen in to the familiar vehicle controls such as voice commands, steering wheel and radio buttons, and capacitive touch screens.

The applications run entirely on the mobile device without the need to install any software from the apps in the vehicle head unit. The AppLink APIs exchange program data as well as command and control information over a known transport layer allowing the SYNC system to exchange messages with any AppLink enabled application in a predetermined format. This template approach removes the burden from developers of having to recreate any UI on the vehicle display. This technology is similar to how Bluetooth devices and digital media are integrated to work on various production platforms.

What is SYNC?

SYNC is an integrated in-vehicle communications and entertainment system embedded in Ford and Lincoln vehicles. SYNC handles all of the commands sent from an AppLink application and delivers the intended message inside the vehicle. All UI including commands, display requests, vehicle data authorization, and responses are managed by the SYNC system on behalf of the mobile application, and communicated over AppLink.


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Re: CarPlay (iOS) / MirrorLink (Android)

Postby Mateusz » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:18 pm

The latest release on iOS12 leaves some hope? Not quite, but HLT could be classified as a form of navigation software...


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Re: CarPlay (iOS) / MirrorLink (Android)

Postby anthonymckay » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:02 pm

I think you could make a good argument that HLT can be classified as Navigation Software. Here's a presentation at WWDC about updating for CarPlay. Worth looking into. https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2018/213/


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Re: CarPlay (iOS) / MirrorLink (Android)

Postby tdott » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:51 pm

Everything I've used in CarPlay so far has been very limited.

IMO I don't see that working well with a HLT app.



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