Minii Apple CarPLay Retrofit

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KEY ADVANTAGES of PMA® MINI CARPLAY AND ANDROID AUTO RETROFIT:
– Full wireless/wired CarPlay functionality for iPhone 5 or later.
– Full wireless/wired Android Auto functionality for compatible Android phone models.
– Screen mirroring function for iPhone and Android phones.
– Use your favourite phone apps for GPS navigation including Google Maps, Waze and Apple Maps and be notified of the live traffic information
– Allows handsfree calling and messaging
– Voice control via Siri
– Play music from your favourite phone apps – audio plays from Audi factory stereo system.
– Can be connected via both Bluetooth or USB port (included in the kit) to keep your phone charged at the same time
– The USB port included can also accept USB flash drive to play music and video
– Full central button control.
– Built-in aftermarket camera interface to allow adding aftermarket cameras.
– Fully plug and play wiring.
– We provide detailed installation instructions.
– One year warranty and lifetime email support.

1. WHAT IS APPLE CARPLAY AND ANDROID AUTO?
– Apple CarPlay is a user interface designed by Apple Inc specifically for vehicles. It is designed to display applications from your phone onto the built-in display of your vehicle dash. Android Auto is designed by Android Inc/Google Inc and provides similar features to Apple CarPlay.

Here are some screenshots of Apple CarPlay

Use the Radio App


Waze Navigation using retrofit CarPlay


Make a call with CarPlay

2. WHAT APPS ARE AVAILABLE WHEN USING CARPLAY AND ANDROID AUTO?
Messages: iMessage, WhatsApp and various other messaging applications are available when using CarPlay/Android Auto. The driver (or passenger) can write, send and read messages using Siri/voice activation.

Music: iTunes(CarPlay only), Amazon Music, Spotify, Radio Apps such as Radio.net, BBC iRadio and many more can be used with the CarPlay/Android Auto application. Music is streamed from your phone to the CarPlay/Android Auto interface and then through your stereo system into the cabin using the existing stereo system in the car. The IMI-1000 interface will seamlessly integrate with your existing stereo system, delivering crisp audio via the auxiliary input on the built-in head unit.

Navigation: Apply Maps, Google Maps and Waze can be used for satellite navigation. The maps are always up to date, will react “real-time” to traffic jams and do not require a subscription unlike the the OEM maps offered by the vehicle manufacturers.

3. DO I NEED FACTORY NAVIGATION TO USE WAZE, GOOGLE MAPS AND APPLE MAPS?
No, this is one of the key benefits of our retrofit CarPlay/Android Auto upgrade – our system will effectively upgrade “non-navigation” vehicles to become “nav-equipped”.

4. HOW DOES APPLE CARPLAY AND ANDROID AUTO WORK?
Apple Carplay and Android Auto work by connecting your iPhone/Android phone to your in-car entertainment system, the iPhone/android phone will transmit the CarPlay/Android user interface to the vehicles display via the retrofit Carplay/Android Auto interface and also allows the driver to control carplay using the factory fitted entertainment controls such as BMW i-Drive or Audi MMI. CarPlay can connect wirelessly or via a USB cable.

The wireless connection method for CarPlay is shown in the graphic below, you will notice the Bluetooth connection is dropped once the WiFi connection is established. Our retrofit kit has both Bluetooth and WiFi antennas.

Once a WiFi connection is established between the iPhone and the IMI-1000 the Bluetooth connection is dropped

5. HOW DO I INSTALL THE RETROFIT CARPLAY SYSTEM?
A small multimedia computer is installed behind the dash, it is connected to the rear of your existing iDrive/MMI/NTG head unit and a wiring loom is provided for “plug and play installation”. It provides an interface between your iPhone/Android phone and the BMW i-Drive / Audi MMI / Mercedes NTG entertainment system. It is very similar to the “factory fit” CarPlay options you see on some new cars except that it has been designed specifically for retro-fitting into older cars which have a built in LCD displays such as the example Audi MMI system being tested in our lab below.

6. WILL THE AUDI MMI ROTARY CONTROLLER AND ASSOCIATED BUTTONS WORK WITH CARPLAY/ANDROID AUTO?
Yes, the rotary knob is fully functional and is the main control interface to CarPlay/Android Auto.

7. DOES IT SUPPORT STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS?
Yes, factory steering wheel controls such as volume control, OK and Cancel etc are compatible with the CarPlay/Android Auto interface.

8. I HAVE A TOUCH SCREEN IN MY CAR, WILL A RETROFIT AUTO SYSTEM USE THE TOUCH SCREEN?
Yes, it will, if the vehicle has touch functionality, then this function is fully compatible with Retrofit!

9. IS THERE A MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY?
Yes, a 1 year is offered.

10. WILL THE CAR INTERIOR STILL LOOK AND BEHAVE LIKE A “FACTORY SPEC MODEL”?
Yes, it uses the original LCD display, so no additional visible hardware is installed.

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WHAT CLIENTS SAY?

Sarbjit Pattnaik

It would not be enough how much I write about Peter/PMA autowork here, but I would try to give a complete honest review. Few days back I got an Audi Q7 V8 4.2l from one of the private seller, and you tell me its my error in judgement or bad luck, I got into major problems like engine shuddering and multiple fault codes from day 1. I banged different doors including Audi and got lot of heartache with unimaginable quotes and time to repair. Then out of nowhere I saw PMA autoworks popped up in nearby mechanic ads. Right from that time Peter took control of the situation and laid out a plan to approach this major issue, he was very very communicative at every step and diagnosed the issue (which was exactly as Audi found) and suggested to replace timing chains ( please note in Audi Q7 replacing timing chain is a complicated task as it sits behind the engine, so that means, engine along with other components need to come out), also he showed me few other components were faulty and recommended to replace. He provided me a genuine quote and along with provided me lot of assurance and confidence of handling this major issue. He delivered the car within two weeks along as he commited in beginning with one year manufacture warranty and lifetime warranty of workmanship. and voila two weeks gone my car is running as smooth as ever before and even after delivering the car Peter from his side followed up couple of times to understand my experience.

This in my experience should be called as text book definition of customer satisfaction which Peter and his team have showed in every point without charging mindless money. Thanks a lot Peter and team!!

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PMA has been the one-stop shop destination for all of my auto mechanical needs over the past two years. From installing a new sensor system to fixing an engine starter or periodic maintenance services, Peter and his team have delivered consistently excellent services at competitive prices. I appreciate Peter’s flexibility and efforts to accommodate customers’ requests. For an example, a month back, one of my cars failed to start. Needless to say, this got me very frustrated as I was about to drive to work in the morning. I called Peter and he did come to my garage after working hours to diagnose the problem. In the following morning, he came back to get it fixed by replacing the starter. I was very pleased with PMA’s agile, timely yet professional services. In addition, Peter always provides me with great consultation as to when things need to be done and what kinds of spare part/materials I should go with. This assisted me to work out a solution that suits my budget the most. In summary, I would highly recommend PMA auto for its great technical excellence and customer services and compettitive pricing.

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Peter is very honest, I did a bit of price research before I went of the head unit upgrade and his price is by far the best and the reviews on him is great. I was recommended by a friend and this company didn’t disappoint! The new touch screen console is fabulous. And soooo reasonable priced. Will be going back there to do window tinting.

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Will definitely recommend PMA to my friends and colleagues!! Keep up the good work

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If you are after honest, professional and cost-effective services, PMA is highly recommended.

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Peter and crew thank you so much

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