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CarPlay & Android Auto Hack - Walkthrough

muddie

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Jul 12, 2021
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Also can anyone who has used this solution tell me how "Hey Siri" performs when using CapPlay? Does your phone try to pick up the request or does the Tablet/CarPlay device handle the requests when active? When using it in my other car which has native CarPlay there is the button on the steering wheel that you press to handle "Hey Siri" requests but that is not an option in this instance so I am wondering how having to give audible requests is handled.
 

PorthosJon

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May 5, 2021
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Westchester, NY
I see in the photo that the Tesla App appears in CarPlay. It's interesting that Tesla don't support CarPlay natively but they went to the trouble of making their app CarPlay compatible. They must know it's a highly sought after feature and that people are hacking up solutions like this. It is my understanding that you have to jump through certain non standard app requirements to get your app to be available in CarPlay.
That's actually an icon for the AutoKit app itself. You can modify the icon in a number of ways and Tesla is just one of the icons. That is NOT the Tesla App.
 
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PorthosJon

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May 5, 2021
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Westchester, NY
Also can anyone who has used this solution tell me how "Hey Siri" performs when using CapPlay? Does your phone try to pick up the request or does the Tablet/CarPlay device handle the requests when active? When using it in my other car which has native CarPlay there is the button on the steering wheel that you press to handle "Hey Siri" requests but that is not an option in this instance so I am wondering how having to give audible requests is handled.
It depends on how you set it. The Carlinkit adapter has a mic on it, and if you don't use the Bluetooth ByPass channel it will use the box's mic, if you don't then your bluetooth connection to the car will be primary.
 
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Marklarosa

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Jul 4, 2021
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East hanover
So I have this setup working - but the wireless carplay device seems to use wifi and bluetooth at the same time - which is fine. Except when i get back home - if i leave the tablet plugged in - the phone stays connected to the car and doesnt switch over to the house. Is there a setting to have it only use bluetooth?
 

Marklarosa

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Jul 4, 2021
26
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East hanover
Which setup, specifically?


I think CarPlay mainly uses WiFi, the Bluetooth is mostly for the initial handshake (I might have that backwards).
Sorry.

I have a fire tablet running AutoKit. I have the iphone connected to carlinkit carplay device and to the Tesla. Everything works great. I can use Siri, etc.

But, when i park the car, the phone stays connected to the carlinkit wifi. The only way I've found to disconnect it is to unplug the usb cable each time. This is not a big deal - but wondering if there is a way to have it disconnect from carplay when i leave the car (i.e the car turns off)
 

Big Ern

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Dec 10, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pa

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