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blawford
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Android Auto SatNav

Post by blawford » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:11 pm

Loving Android Auto but there is one thing that I find annoying. When there is a SatNav instruction spoken and I am listening to the radio it completely mutes the radio and there is a second afterwards before the radio comes back (rather than when I am using my phone for music through Android Auto also, Spotify for example, it just lowers the volume of the music while the instruction is being given).

My car is a 16 plate SRi that has never been to a main dealer, I was wondering whether this behaviour had been changed in any later software updates?

Thanks.


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1900sr
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Re: Android Auto SatNav

Post by 1900sr » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:09 pm

Mine doesn't mute the DAB radio when using Google maps, but doesn't seem to quieten it down either (which it does when using Google Play music for the source). I'm off out tonight and will be using Waze so I'll try and pay attention to what it does with that. My car is a 2015 plate, but had software for the audio system updated last year sometime.
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Re: Android Auto SatNav

Post by 1900sr » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:03 pm

Tried with Waze last night, same thing. It didn't seem to mute the radio at all, just spoke over it.
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Re: Android Auto SatNav

Post by zoidberg » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:00 pm

Yes it lowers the volume but does not mute it

What is Waze like in the car?


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Re: Android Auto SatNav

Post by 1900sr » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:41 am

I find Waze pretty good now, it seems to work well. On my car it doesn't seem to drop the volume of the radio when giving directions, although it does if I'm listening to music from my phone.

Edit:- Waze did try and take me down a road in Nottingham that is closed off with bollards which no other sat nav has tried to take me down before.
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Re: Android Auto SatNav

Post by blawford » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:43 pm

Thanks for the feedback, sounds like I need to get a software update.

Car is still in warranty, do I just book it in for this?


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Re: Android Auto SatNav

Post by 1900sr » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:53 pm

Mine went in January last year because I was having issues with it, although I can't remember what they were. I've still got the occasional issue with it either not coming on at all, or re-booting itself. I've just heard that there is another update for it available to cure that so it's back into the dealer next week.
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