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This is not possible for Android Auto. Google is restricting the access and only allows some few apps.

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On 1/29/2020 at 7:54 AM, Shidar said:

This is not possible for Android Auto. Google is restricting the access and only allows some few apps.

That is interesting. There seems to be a way to do it. This little App, did it:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/general/paid-software/app-obd2-plugin-android-auto-torque-t3657805

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Hi. Is this a way do display ABRP via Android Auto? Could you give step by step instructions for beginners:-)? Thank you!!

 

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No, this is not a way to get ABRP on Android Auto. This Software is a plugin for TorquePro to display specific dials on Android Auto and your car dashboard.

The reason I am posting this is to show that apparently they found a way to display data on a car dash without approval of Google. So apparently it can be done.
Is it the right way to do it? I am not sure, but I would think that just giving up because somebody said so is not correct either. ABRP is an app, that should be displayed on the cars dashboard. That's exactly its purpose. In fact it not being displayed on the dashboard makes driving more dangerous because I will be more distracted trying to fiddle around with my tiny phone screen.

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Please ignore any requests for Android Auto, I want carplay and that is all that matters. If I change my phone type, I will request otherwise 🙂

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On 2/4/2020 at 5:27 PM, Padraigdc said:

Please ignore any requests for Android Auto, I want carplay and that is all that matters. If I change my phone type, I will request otherwise 🙂

Or just ignore carplay. Just Android Auto. I Switched away from Apple Years ago.

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We have long-term plans to support both! We want everyone to be able to drive with their EVs, regardless of phone choice.

Back when we only had the website, I looked into (and successfully displayed the website using) that Android Auto hack.  But it was incredibly glitchy, and Google closed the exploit in recent versions of Android Auto.  That said, it's very hacky and not the kind of experience open to anyone we want to give.

When we do bring ABRP to Android Auto / CarPlay we'll be playing in their rules, so we'll provide as many features as we can, while still being approved to run in the cars.

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Well, that's good to hear and definitely the route to go. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the back is the way to go. The official easy is the way to go. It almost sounded like you guys have given up on the idea and that's what I didn't like. And of course for us users it just never goes quickly enough 🤣🤪👍

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22 hours ago, Esprit1st said:

Well, that's good to hear and definitely the route to go. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the back is the way to go. The official easy is the way to go. It almost sounded like you guys have given up on the idea and that's what I didn't like. And of course for us users it just never goes quickly enough 🤣🤪👍

Definitely haven't given up, just not the top of the priority list yet.  Need to get the app completely up to snuff with the website, then we can really start adding features like AA and CP.

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Hi Jason,

Just registering my interest also in ABRP on Android Auto.  The app is working great for me, so I'm really looking forward to the AA integration when it comes.  I won't harass you about priority or timing, though. I work as a product manager, so I am very well aware of the challenges of managing feature requests from users! :)

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Hi,

now that ABRP has premium version, it would be really nice to arrange for Anroid Auto and also add live data about non-Tesla chargers. It is very unpractical  and dangerous to use ABRP on phone while driving alone.

These two features are well worth of premium subscription.

 

Tomi

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Definitely still on its way.  Right now our biggest hurdle is figuring out what we can actually implement in Android Auto within Google's rules.

As far as non-Tesla live data, we're including as much as we can with the data we have available, and the networks who are willing to connect with us.  If you want us to add a network, it would be very helpful for them to hear it from more than just us asking to have access.

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Well, ultimately it would be great to have ALL networks connected. *dream*
Do you have contact information of some networks?
What comes to mind right now is:
- Electrify America
- EVGo
- Chargepoint
- EV-Connect
I'd be happy to write emails to every one of these companies as well.

Is there a place we could refer to to show them we're not just bull****?

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Posted (edited)
7 hours ago, Jason (ABRP) said:

Definitely still on its way.  Right now our biggest hurdle is figuring out what we can actually implement in Android Auto within Google's rules.

As far as non-Tesla live data, we're including as much as we can with the data we have available, and the networks who are willing to connect with us.  If you want us to add a network, it would be very helpful for them to hear it from more than just us asking to have access.

Hello Jason,

Great that there is a good chance of having ABRP on Android Auto. For the European networks I am willing to write them a letter or mail

But I think it would be very useful to have some kind of standard email, that has the right content, to let the networks know what we want from them.

For instance, i have no idea what to ask them specifically.

And it could be handy to know to what kind of person or department we should send our mail to. 

If you (or someone else ofcourse) could help us with that, I think that there is a better chance that more people are willing to send an email / letter.

Grtz,

John

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On 4/12/2020 at 3:49 AM, John_Br said:

But I think it would be very useful to have some kind of standard email, that has the right content, to let the networks know what we want from them.

For instance, i have no idea what to ask them specifically.

And it could be handy to know to what kind of person or department we should send our mail to. 

If you (or someone else ofcourse) could help us with that, I think that there is a better chance that more people are willing to send an email / letter.

At the risk of veering off topic (sorry), it might be worth taking a page out of civic outreach campaigns.  At least here in the US, it's pretty common for advocacy groups to write up a standard letter that members can either sign as is or add to, and they can then send it to a list of contacts.  For example, I'm a member of an organization that advocates for improved biking & pedestrian infrastructure around my home town of Washington, DC.  They will have webpages set up whenever there's legislation of a hearing coming up where you can go, get a boilerplate letter like that, sign it, and send it to the provided contact.  We could do something similarly here with some standard language that users can use, add to, and then list contact pages or email addresses for the various networks (not just US or Europe, but anyway).  I don't think it's totally unreasonable for networks to provide access to availability data (PlugShare is able to access a couple networks' availability, so clearly some networks are willing to share).

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Got this response from Ionity:

"Dear Mr Br,

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this feedback, we really appreciate it and it will for sure help us to improve our customer experience for the future.

We will, for sure, contact A Better Routeplanner about your query.

Thank you for trusting Ionity,"

Give us some feedback Jason, if they really did.

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