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I am still in category of ordering I-Pace in June and awaiting my car, but trying to understand what would be helpful to useful to know at delivery. I am trying to understand the integration of Android Auto into the I-Pace as it relates to route planning and available charge points. A marketing point was that the route guidance would know your real range and re-route to charging station as needed. If you use the Android Auto feature, would this not override this functionality as it will use google maps which does not have the capability. If you use the vehicle GPS for this functionality it would exclude using Android Auto and all of it's other functionality?
 

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I am still in category of ordering I-Pace in June and awaiting my car, but trying to understand what would be helpful to useful to know at delivery. I am trying to understand the integration of Android Auto into the I-Pace as it relates to route planning and available charge points. A marketing point was that the route guidance would know your real range and re-route to charging station as needed. If you use the Android Auto feature, would this not override this functionality as it will use google maps which does not have the capability. If you use the vehicle GPS for this functionality it would exclude using Android Auto and all of it's other functionality?
In my limited experience, the best route planning option to identify charging stations is PlugShare. The Jaguar option was better than Google for this (& I am a big Google Maps fan), but not as good as PlugShare. I have no idea if it is supported by Android Auto. It is not part of CarPlay.
 

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I played with Android Auto with my Galaxy S8 when I took the I-Pace out for a drive last week. It makes poor use of the 10-inch display - at least an inch of dead space to the left and right. However Google maps and Google play music worked as expected. There is no charger location integration - it's straight-up Google maps. I was frustrated that Android Auto kept disconnecting, even though the car was parked and I wasn't touching the phone. Seems like there's an issue there.

I found the Jaguar navigation and Bluetooth support provides a more integrated and compelling experience than Android Auto, with exception that AA delivered music sounds a bit better.
 

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Awesome, thanks geek! I was concerned that Android Auto would be tiny due to the very skinny aspect ratio of the I-Pace display screen. This helps some; would be even nicer if Google let you move the AA function buttons to the side, rather than the bottom, of the AA screen for widescreens like this.

I know some cars can run AA over Bluetooth, but I assume the I-Pace requires a wired connection to the phone. Can you confirm this?
 

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Good find, sciencegeek!

It is my understanding that all AA implementations requires a wired USB connection. That's certainly the case for I-Pace. Only Apple Carplay allows for a wireless connection, but is not a given for every implementation.
 

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To your original question... activating AA hands control of the display over to AA on your phone, and disables Bluetooth Media in favor of audio through the AA path. You can jump out of AA at will, and I'm pretty sure any Jaguar navigation that was active before hand will still be active afterwards - it may even provide voice guidance during the AA session, but I don't know for certain.
 

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I have to say, I'm not a huge fan of phone integration in general. I haven't tried the I-Pace yet, but the AA system for Audi is just garbage. I tried it twice in two different cars and ended up just using my phone straight. As long as I can get bluetooth, I'm happy. If I get the added bonus of speech to text and vice versa, I'm even happier.
 

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AA connection

I have tried AA and issue I have which makes it very unattractive is the need to plug into the car on start up.....I left a cord in my car and then connected the phone to it.....the vehicle does not see the phone unless I plug in the cord into the car on each occasion, between front seats - is this normal?
 

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Yes. (Stupidly), the only USB Ports that the Car's Infotainment system knows about are inside the center console storage unit. The ones up front (tucked out of site & out of the way!!!!!!) under the transmission buttons do not let you connect to AA or ApplePlay. They can only charge. Can't believe that this didn't occur to anybody. But, I did at least recently notice in somebody's YouTube video that there is a slot between the cup holders for your phone to be stuck into.
 

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Yes. (Stupidly), the only USB Ports that the Car's Infotainment system knows about are inside the center console storage unit. The ones up front (tucked out of site & out of the way!!!!!!) under the transmission buttons do not let you connect to AA or ApplePlay. They can only charge. Can't believe that this didn't occur to anybody. But, I did at least recently notice in somebody's YouTube video that there is a slot between the cup holders for your phone to be stuck into.
Does a mid-sized phone fit there with a USB cable attached?
 

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Does a mid-sized phone fit there with a USB cable attached?
yes. I've got a galaxy S7 in a case, and it fits nicely. there's even a notch at the bottom of the phone slot so there's enough room for the hub of the charging cord, if you put the phone in upright.
 

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... I did at least recently notice in somebody's YouTube video that there is a slot between the cup holders for your phone to be stuck into.
... However, since then, I've gotten my replacement car, and found that my Galaxy S8 is too big for that slot. It does sit nicely (albeit laying top, down) in the opening between the two center pillars of buttons.
 

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Did you get this to work? I tried, but no success. After holding down on the three dots more options displays, but when I tap it nothing happens so I can get to developer settings.
Open AndroidAuto on your phone AWAY from your car.

Press the "hamburger" (3 stacks) menu button, and select "ABOUT".

Tap the words "About Android Auto" at the top of the screen about a dozen times.
(I don't remember if it gives you notice about enabling Developer Mode or not - I last did it a while ago).

But, this should add another choice "Developer Settings" to the menu under the little menu icon (3 vertical dots) at the top right of the ABOUT screen.

Select that Developer Settings and scroll down to enable the 1080p resolution with a check box.
 

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Select that Developer Settings and scroll down to enable the 1080p resolution with a check box.
Wish I had known this when driving a Mercedes with a beautiful display in November! Thanks!!

Right now with the latest updates Jaguar disabled Android Auto for all of us in NL because officially AA is not out in our language reason, this is the worst feeling because on earlier versions of the software it was still there for us to sideload ahhhrhr.
 
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