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Meh. android auto is casting a screen. Noticeable latency. Apple does it better here with carplay.
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well its still a wip no?
 
The critical use case of when you saw a car dash off and put it on stage IS critical to optimize.
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Valid criticism. Needs more polish IMO.
 
Carplay wont work with Android phones ...
 
Doesn't apples version require a cable?
 
Hopefully it puts pressure on the ecosystem to make screen streaming faster! H264 encoding is already in hardware, & there are solutions for <10ms latency there. Wifi's + decode need not be more than another 10ms. It's a matter of pushing harder!

I do hope +David Herrmann's Miracled can help lead the way forward, give the open sourcerers a starting place to push things forward from.
 
Why does the smoothness of the UI really matter in a car? It seems intentional to prevent users from getting too focused on the Auto UI.
 
The to-tv casting latency was quite good so presumably they know what to do.
 
Yes I need it to run at 60 frames a second when I hit a tree head on at 60! Lol 
 
I just use full HDMI and touch mirroring via MHL and appradio unchained. Freedom and full control with all apps that I want to use... 
 
I'd be happy if they just allowed my android device to work as a normal usb mass storage device when connected to my car so I could switch songs with steering wheel controls (like I already can with a usb mass storage device or iOS device). Screen mirroring in a car is a bit overkill IMO. 
 
It was an unpolished mockup/alpha - it will get better when production units emerge, I'm sure of it. What I personally don't like is, that it's tied to the OS - I would much rather have a common ground open standard, that works with any mobile OS following that standard - I really don't want to choose my next car, based on which phone OS I want it to work with, it's beyond stupid!
 
I think the real question is if the Android Auto UI can be displayed from a simple device itself; dock your phone, and have it present the "Auto Launcher", so to speak.

Many people have vehicle docks of different kinds, and all Android Auto/CarPlay adds is another screen with another touch interface. Granted, a larger screen might be easier to view and/or navigate, but it also adds an extra dependency almost nobody has right now.

I really hope Android Auto can be a modern replacement for "Car Home."
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