Wireless Android Auto: The best implementation in your opinion

Going wireless is the norm; efficient or not, it is ergonomic, clutter free and easy. Easy, is it? Well in most cases, but it is not easy to find an option to go wireless when it comes to Android Auto.

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Starting a new thread since a lot of articles are on Wireless Android Auto, but none compare all of them in one page. The idea of this thread is to bring all of them on the same page with links for easy reference.

Going wireless is the norm; efficient or not, it is ergonomic, clutter free and easy. Easy, is it? Well in most cases, but it is not easy to find a option to go wireless when it comes to Android Auto(AA). Most car manufacturers, even in their top end offerings, do not provide wireless AA. You have to use wire to connect or some sort of dongle required. Though it is not fully wireless option as the dongle would connect with a wire to your infotainment system, but it remove the hassle of connecting/disconnecting wire to your phone every time you get into the car.

As most users do not care if it is wired or wireless, not enough solution to make a wired AA to wireless AA available in market. Some Chinese dongles present, but they are not even 1% reliable. First reliable option came from crowd funded Indiegogo project AA Wireless back in 2020. Another option followed through Carsifi which has the same capabilities of AA Wireless. The next option came sometime last year from Motorola (Motorola MA1 dongle offers wireless Android Auto capabilities), but soon the short fall of it started coming in online forums. And it is not easy to get hold of, specially in India.

Now AA Wireless being crowd funded, manufacturing depends on bulk order and this pandemic makes the delivery of the product not streamlined and only ships in batches. But user base is strong, online support is available and they ship to India.

(above text taken from Dipdawiz post in this forum with minor edits)

There are 3 options as of now – May’22 (with Team-bhp review links):

Another option is to use a master phone and a slave phone outlined by Bibendum90949 in his thread https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/car-e…uilt-wifi.html (Wireless Android Auto for cars without inbuilt WiFi) but this is not feasible for non-technical oriented folks like me.

Among these, based on my research AA Wireless has been the most widely used ‘adapter’ and has a lot of positive reviews. Carsifi is relatively new, but has a lot of positive reviews (and negative) as well. Motorola MA1 is the latest in the list and should be a reliable device coming from Motorola.

Links to the Wireless options:

Availability –

AA Wireless

Carsifi

Motorola MA1 Video

I would seek help of the experts to build onto this list (as I myself have a lot of questions myself, which I’ll post in subsequent posts).

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