As Apple CarPlay / Android auto are somewhat more than a just drive assisting, and in fact providing other apps involved with media streaming / digital radio & podcast etc, It's somewhat more ideal and essential for vehicles like Elgrand.
As it has a radio optimized for usage in Japan thus has limited radio bandwidth and language in Japanese, people find trouble with controlling it, and ends up paying for language conversion or audio replacement.
Yet even with Language conversion, it will not provide full features for usage within AUS - i.e: Navigation map update will be hard, radio will require a booster, and the spec of the audio itself isn't the best out there.
From us, Naviplus team, as we provide our product & service to local JDM vehicle import industry, some of the young buyers of their vehicle showed interest with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, which will clear up the problems mentioned above and bring out apps like
GPS, Telephone & message, Music stream like Spotify, and also digital radio etc.
We've developed and launched the Apple CarPlay / Android Auto Integration, for
Nissan Elgrand E52 from 2011 to current models.
Without change nor removal of anything from the vehicle, we provide complete retrofit of Apple CarPlay / Android auto to the existing audio.
Which will result with Apple CarPlay / Android Auto system to be displayed on the same audio that came with the vehicle.
Just like any standard CarPlay or Android Auto : It will come with dedicated USB port for connection of iPhone or android devices, which will power up Apple CarPlay / Android Auto accordingly.
CONTROL of the smartphone & apps on the audio Screen.
If you still need to use your phone while driving, at least use it through car audio screen with full control of essential features, via touching the screen or use voice command via Siri & Google.
Here's what you will find in the Apple CarPlay / Android Auto once those meets with your cars - with Naviplus's Integration service.
Navigation with Apple Map for iPhone / Google & Waze GPS app for Android Auto – Free turn-by-turn navigation with lane guidance, live traffic conditions, points of interest, and more
Hands-free phone and messaging – Make calls and send messages without taking your hands off the wheel, via Phone and iMessage
Info and assistance – Get weather, traffic, commute information and more organized into simple cards
Bring your music – Listen to your music and playlists in the car with your built-in stereo system
And this all happens without change nor removal of anything from your vehicle, but just add-on to what's already in the vehicle.
Naviplus's Apple CarPlay Retrofit service for Nissan Elgrand is currently available, with Installation available within AUS & Warranty provided.