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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Paul Smedley, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Paul Smedley

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    It has been mentioned on the forum before, apparently it has many 'bugs'....
     
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    This appears to be a new version... previous iterations didn't do Apple Carplay or Android Auto....
     
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    The discussions about it previously related to how it CarPlay’d, so while it may be a new version, the fact it has CarPlay isn’t new since it was discussed around here.
     
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    I thought the one with all the bugs was the Advanced Ice unit?
     
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    Same.
     
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    Seems pretty expensive as well for what it is in my opinion for essentialy a software tweak / update.

    What are others thoughts? I am thinking you could use that cash for some other mods.

    There appears to be support for Holdens but nothing for Commodore yet. I hope it eventually could be updated by dealers.

    https://www.android.com/intl/en_au/auto/holden/
     
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    The hardware in VF won't ever get an update to support Android Auto/Apple Carplay. The Holden vehicles that support Android Auto/Apple Carplay run newer generation radio boxes.

    I agree it's expensive, but with having Android Auto in my Astra, I've come to rely on it :)
     
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    It's good thing then? What are the benefits?
     
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    One benefit is SatNav maps newer than 2015. Which is much more of a thing in 2025.
     
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    The ICE unit was still a generic Android box that's marketed under other names as well... not sure if the Navi one is the same unit, but I was under the impression it was.
     
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    Its not an Advanced ICE unit. Its something completely different.

    Made by a group called navtool. But.. if you read up about the company history, and others experiences with their products.. its quite conflicting.

    Basically.. theres two part to the box (Just like the other android box)
    1) Interface box which allows playing an aftermarket unit on screen (These are usually the buggy part)
    2) Navtool box which has the car play
     
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    I know you're waiting to see the next version of MyLink Tazzi to see what you can do, but what do you think the likelihood of having them available in the future to retrofit into the VF?
     
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    No matter what, Im going to be attempting to get the next generation mylinks to work in a VF. Theres no question about that!

    But whether its going to be feasible (cost of a basically new mylink from a wreck) and if there will be any missing options (Such as bimodal control) is a whole other story.

    Wont know till its available really. Could be relatively easy.. or could be a huge undertaken where absolutely nothing is compatible. I expect them to continue with the same structure, but wont know till they are out on the streets.
     
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    For me - I love using the interface via voice.

    eg 'OK Google next song' to skip the song that's placing
    'OK Google dial 426Cuda' and it will dial a person who matches 426Cuda in my address book
    Sending SMS without hands leaving the steering wheel.
    Up to date navigation - that has google live traffic as well to route around traffic
    Streaming music from Google Play
    Lots of things really :)
     
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    Some people work from there cars, me for one but with the V8 you just gotta listen to that beautiful noise!

    At least until Tazzi can get something sorted?
     
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    V6 Calais V here :)
     
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    Ah ok. Though, Mylink has some of those features. Voice command orks quite well in mine. Unless there is too much background noise eg at 115k's on a bitunen (non asphalt) road or very windy.
     
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    Did you know you can activate the Google Voice / Google Assistant from the steering wheel by holding down the voice command button?

    I run Android Auto on my phone which can now just run on the phone without having to be connected to an Android Auto car head unit.l
     
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    Yep honestly CarPlay doesn’t blow me away especially when it’s not wireless.
     

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