Android Auto Update

Discussion in 'Hyundai Sonata Hybrid' started by rhwinger, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. rhwinger

    rhwinger Well-Known Member

    Installed the AA update Wednesday night. First impressions:

    Google maps my not be the most glamorous image on the screen, but:
    • Voice navigation works a lot better, IMHO.
    • Traffic info is better than paid native system. Hands down better.
    • Finding a destination seems a lot more intuitive
    Getting around the screen to activate different features is a bit klunky, but once there, functionality seems generally better.

    System reads texts messages. A plus for me.

    I was really hoping for better traffic info, and this update delivers IMHO. Well worth the price of admission.

    Any other tips or comments out there?


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  2. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Was it DIY or did you pay for the update? :D
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  3. rhwinger

    rhwinger Well-Known Member

    The hardest part was trying to pull the old memory card out of the dash. Not much to grab onto. ;-)
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  4. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    No push in further to eject mechanism on the card slot? (Careful, though... I've been bitten by using the push deeper to eject on a microsd; it became permanent. This was on a chromebook with a dummy microsd where the cellular SIM would go.)
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  5. rhwinger

    rhwinger Well-Known Member

    Yeah, push in, and it pops out a bit. I would like to think that I have decent fingernails, but it still took some doing to grab the card by the edge.
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  6. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    I just trimmed mine to the nub, so I wouldn't have stood a chance without the assistance of a tool.
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  7. rhwinger

    rhwinger Well-Known Member

    Used Google maps via AA this weekend while driving thru the DC/Baltimore area. While alternate routing wouldn't have helped, it was somewhat helpful for my blood pressure to know that the wall of red tail lights ahead would cause a 6 minute delay, instead of sitting there wondering if it would be a few minutes, or a few hours...

    Now if it could only predict that there would be an a$$hole in a silver MB SUV who would hit my side mirror while trying to force her way into my lane at the Baltimore tunnel toll plaza.... Geesh
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  8. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    The Waze app "might" help you with that, though I hear Waze features are being brought into Google maps! ;)

    Sometimes, you just have to drive a heavy and ugly clunker of a car to make these horrible drivers keep their distance...
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  9. rhwinger

    rhwinger Well-Known Member

    Also enjoying the voice - to - text functionality AA brings to the party. Works pretty good IMHO.
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  10. Die2self

    Die2self Saving more by using less!

    How long it it take while having the engine running? That is the biggest reason I have not done my wife's sonata yet because I don't want to waste 20-30 minutes of gas just idling while it updates.
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  11. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Wow, I just read the instructions on the Hyundai web site. They cannot seriously expect everyone to run the engine for "up to 40 minutes" while doing the update! Will the update work with the engine "ready" rather than running? Just wondering if there's an equivalent state that's available on the Prius and practically every other car. I know when I need to program ECUs on the Prius, the engine does not actually have to be running, just ready.
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  12. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

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