After-market infotainment kits offering Android Auto or Apple Carplay for old cars

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How to get Android Auto or Apple Carplay in an old car

Owners of older cars can buy an aftermarket system to support Android Auto or Apple Carplay in their vehicles for an improved infotainment experience.

These two features enable users to link their smartphones to their car's infotainment system to run navigation, messaging, music playback, calling, or other apps on a large touchscreen in their dashboard.
 
Have been thinking of upgrading Sync 2 system in the Ford. Has come to a point now whereby my iPhone upgrades see me losing functionally on the Sync 2 because Ford is not keeping Sync 2 software updated.
 
Added an aftermarket (Pioneer) infotainment system in our Defender :D Looks good and makes driving a pleasure when we need maps and music.
 
Was waiting for the thread;
Anyone got one of the independent ones?
Like this:
Android-Auto-head-unit-freestanding.jpg



I have the perfect place for it in my car:
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Was waiting for the thread;
Anyone got one of the independent ones?
Like this:
Android-Auto-head-unit-freestanding.jpg



I have the perfect place for it in my car:
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Are you not scared these methods might make you a smash and grab victim?
 
Looked into this last year for my 2014 Lexus, very few available, and there's always a catch, mostly the nav slider (mouse) and buttons don't work. Grom makes an interesting alternative, and there's a few ex-Toyota guys that have engineered something good, but it's cost prohibitive (over R20,000) in SA.
Looks like I am stuck with my 7" tablet and oversized windscreen suction holder.
 
I don't really follow LTT's content but this was an insightful watch.

 
Biggest issue with all these cheap aftermarket ones is no dedicated volume knob

Im not pressing a stupid + on a touch screen 25 times while driving to get the volume up

Knobs and buttons or riot
 
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