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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by [paradox], Apr 7, 2019.
i think the HUD was the last thing they were looking at
The huge screen will be very interesting. Hopefully they can make it so it doesn't look out of place.
Can't wait to see what they do.
I’m surprised there would be a big enough potential market to make it worthwhile with the R&D and the tooling-up etc.
Has anyone actually driven/owned a car with these huge tablet/infotainment systems? Just seems like it would be too difficult to change settings while on the road with a touch screen. Having the physical buttons there makes it easy to feel and still keep your eyes on the road.
Any updates on this replacement unit? Need a review of one actually installed and used. Wanting to get one asap if all is good
They said they'd have another video late May. Maybe ask their Facebook page. They usually reply.
Kayan are not that comforting to talk to so Id wait for reviews
after reading all the FB comments, posts and some back and forth with them:
Supposedly hookup to the vf1 existing CD/DVD
$29 ANNUAL fee for updated maps (ill use google, waze or open street map thanks)
No simcard slot
No phone sync with existing centre console USB
Carplay wired ($150) option for android auto and iOS carplay
Wireless carplay ($225) option for android auto and iOS carplay
Reversing rear camera ($45) for a new camera, but base unit will work with existing.
The DASHCAM ($95) is for their dashcam which doesnt have great specs
I assume the front camera is the same camera as rear addon as its the same price ($45)
DAB+ ($95) digital radio
For those that didnt see the advert:
edit: facebook video wont embed for some reason.
edit: spoke to them about android auto and they say it will work with the wireless addon.
it is interesting that they add a reverse camera option considering all vf's have a factory reverse camera which is just a composite video feed.
as for maps for igo you can get the updated maps for free from multiple forums world wide as there are communities devoted to map sharing.
the good thing with it being android is there are a heap of mapping options including hema explorer if you are touring and looking for places of interest.
I am looking forward to getting hands on with one so I can develop a custom branch of my media player for it and also develop a obd information app.
I just hope the handsfree mic is not as bad as other aftermarket units because the wife will complain and it will end up being something that sits on a bench in the shed
Has there been any indication on the testing of the HUD integration with this new unit. It looks the goods though I want to ensure it ticks the required boxes first.
I have a VF II Calais Wagon so hopefully the seat switches are not impacted as well
Could be that they already had the camera integrated with the unit for fitting to other cars that don't have cameras … and they saw the quality of the image that comes from the VF's standard camera & figured buyers might opt for the aftermarket one!
30 minute video above goes over installation and some features.
Still pretty unsure about this one.
1. We didn't get a clear indication of the boot up time for the unit. She went to turn on the car and then there was a cut and you could see the key had been turned into the ignition prior meaning the unit was only in some sort of standby mode instead of being a cold start.
2. No info on HUD display compatibility.
3. Default UI for standard features like Aircon, radio etc is butt ugly. I realise it's Android and you can customise it with any launcher but they don't give any indication of exactly what this will change on standard controls and how.
4. Reverse parking lines seem useless.
It would be nice if they opensourced their launcher or made a sdk for that unit available.
And yes again they had the vehicle "primed" so you couldnt see the boot time.
They told me it would be 3-5 weeks until they have an update for heated seat controls and for the GTS with EDI. Still waiting for a review from an owner that has one installed.
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