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How to get Android Auto on any car for just RM 20!

Trust us when we say Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity are make-or-break features when it comes to buying a new car in Malaysia. But not everyone of us can go after a new car in this economic climate, so well show you the next best thing - getting Android Auto to work on the car you already own. I installed a relatively cheap (~RM 300) Android-based touchscreen headunit in my 2003 Toyota Vios, and this guide will help you get Android Auto running on something similar installed in your

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jan 17, 2021

Why your next car should come with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay

I remember the first time I tried Android Auto – it was back in 2016 with the debut of the all-new tenth-generation Honda Civic. I plugged my phone via USB into the Civic, went through a few confirmation screens on my phone and started Android Auto itself.Android Auto, as how Google envisioned it, is their answer to bridging smartphones and in-car infotainment, allowing drivers to enjoy a tailored Google experience while driving. In case you’re wondering, Android Auto is strictly lim

Eric

Eric

Sep 27, 2019

Android Auto boleh dapat harga RM20 je! Macam mana caranya?

Sistem infotainmen yang didatangkan dengan fungsi Android Auto atau Apple CarPlay kadangkala jadi satu titik penentu bagi pembeli kereta baru. Kalau tak ada sistem ini, ‘cancel’. Setakat ini, sistem ini dianggap sebagai salah satu sistem infotainmen yang sangat praktikal dan digemari ramai atas sebab-sebab berikut: Ia membolehkan pemandu mengakses aplikasi seperti Waze, Google Maps, Spotify, dan WhatsApp dengan mudah dan ‘seamless’ terus dari skrin paparan kereta. Kawalan

Mersita

Mersita

Jan 22, 2021

A new car with Android Auto from just RM50k? Here's the list of the cheapest cars with it

It is no surprise that I am a strong believer of Android Auto – it encompasses everything you could possibly ask for in an infotainment system, including voice command, navigation, and music streaming.There's no need to fawn over the Proton X70's voice command, which we have to add, doesn't come with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. With Android Auto, you use voice control to read/reply WhatsApp messages and enter a destination to Google Maps or Waze, as well as selecting your pl

Eric

Eric

Dec 5, 2019

Lexus NX updated for Malaysia - now with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

The 2020 Lexus NX in Malaysia is now fitted with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard. The revision has also been extended to the Lexus ES. That said, the 8.0-inch infotainment display remains the same, similar to the Lexus ES (ES 250 Premium) and Lexus RX (RX 300 Premium).Upper variants of the Lexus ES (ES 250 Luxury) and RX (RX 300 Luxury, RX 300 F Sport) are fitted with a larger 12.3-inch unit.To recap, back in 2019, the Lexus NX was given a rather comprehensive update, w

Eric

Eric

Jun 29, 2020

Review: 2020 Toyota RAV4 2.5 – The perfect car for humble rich people

Toyota cars are ubiquitous. The Toyota Vios, Toyota Corolla, and the Toyota Hilux are common sights on our roads. Even Toyota luxury MPVs like the Alphard and Vellfire are seen just about everywhere in Malaysia. However, the same could not be said about the 2020 Toyota RAV4. From our 2020 Toyota RAV4 review, you can know the reason.2020 Toyota RAV4 PriceAt a price tag of RM223,880 (with SST), the 2020 Toyota RAV4 is expensive. And from a value perspective, it doesnt make any sense. The RAV4 does

Arif

Arif

Oct 1, 2020

2020 Toyota Corolla Altis finally gets Apple Car Play & Android Auto in Malaysia, priced from RM 128,888

UMW Toyota Motor has just updated the Toyota Corolla Altis with a brand-new head unit, giving the C-segment sedan Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support.Yes, the Corolla Altis is the latest Toyota model to adopt this feature, putting it closer in line to its rivals - the Honda Civic and Mazda 3.In the Corolla Altis, the new head unit boasts a larger 9.0-inch capacitive touchscreen, an improvement over the older unit's 6.8-inch display.Toyota has mentioned that the brand new head unit is

Eric

Eric

Jun 1, 2020

Android Auto for BMW models in Malaysia will arrive in 2021, details TBA

It’s been a long time coming, but BMW owners in Malaysia can soon look forward to Android Auto support in 2021, complementing Apple CarPlay.During the introduction of the 2020 BMW M135i and 2020 BMW X1 sDrive18i, BMW Malaysia also stated that they will offer support for Android Auto on selected models running on BMW OS 7.0 starting 2021.While the company’s announcement is good news for Android users, further details were lacking, such as wireless support and cost.Yes, cost.Back in 20

Eric

Eric

Jul 24, 2020

Google rolls out new Android Auto update, should fix voice command for some

A couple of days ago, Google rolled out a new update for the Google app, which should fix the voice command bug that plagued users.The new update increases the version number to 11.2.11, though Google did not release a changelog for what’s new.I miss the days when Android Auto wasn't brokenTo check and see if Google has indeed fixed this long-standing issue, I updated Android Auto and Google App to the latest available version.Upon plugging my phone to my head unit, the Google Assistan

Eric

Eric

Apr 6, 2020

Wireless Android Auto is now available on selected BMW models

BMW recently released a new video showcasing the recently-updated BMW 5 Series running wireless Android Auto, roughly 6 months after announcing their plans to include support for Android users.With that in place, BMW models running on Operating System 7.0 now support both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, both wirelessly.As shown in the video, once the phone is paired to the car, no cables are required for Android Auto to run. Just place the phone in the Qi wireless charging pad and you’re g

Eric

Eric

Jun 30, 2020

Google updates Android Auto, but biggest bug still remains

Google recently released a new update for Android Auto that includes a number of fixes.Despite that, the most crucial feature of Android Auto remains broken – Google Assistant.Even in the latest update (version 5.1.500644), Google Assistant does not respond to voice input, rendering Android Auto practically useless.At least Google has acknowledged the issue and stated that it is caused by a bug in Google Assistant, not Android Auto, which explains why the latest version of Android auto doe

Eric

Eric

Apr 1, 2020

With Android Auto, these SUVs will obey to your commands

The headlining must-have tech as we enter the new decade is Android Auto. Since its introduction in 2014, the system has received mixed receptions with one country’s antitrust unit actually filing a complaint case against it.Fast-forward to 2019, many car manufacturers are fitting Android Auto in cars as standard. Did you know that the cheapest car you can get with Android Auto is the Kia Picanto?Here are 5 SUVs that you didn’t know come complete with Android Auto:Hyundai TucsonAvail

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 7, 2019

Geely joins the driverless car game with Baidu’s help

Baidu Apollo fleet collaboration with other Chinese brandsGeely Holdings will join forces with Baidu to build a driverless electric car on Geely’s new Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) platform.The strategic partnership will focus primarily on the joint research, development, and production of intelligent and connected electric vehicles. Note, “intelligent” here meaning self-driving cars.Baidu Apollo fleet collaboration with Hongqi brand testingThe partnership could see

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 11, 2021

Owner Review: My Suzuki Swift - What it's like owning the car for 7 years

** This article is the personal experience of a 2007 Suzuki Swift owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Hoo SHSuzuki wants redemptionWhen Suzuki announced their new distributor for Malaysian market back in 2005, they know they are going against the guns of Toyota, Honda and Nissan. Suzuki had launched the new Swift back in 2004 for the European and Japanese market, where it’s praised by media and test drivers. Back then, I was still in my school days and not knowi

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 14, 2020

2020 Lexus ES updated in Malaysia - now with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Based on Lexus Malaysia’s official website, the Lexus ES’s infotainment system has just been upgraded with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.The 2019 Lexus ES is still quite a new car in Malaysia as the car was launched just last September. But for a RM 300k car, the ES was noticeably missing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.Now the ES joins the Lexus RX and Lexus NX that comes with both connections. The ES's infotainment system will also allow owners to seamlessly connect Apple

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 29, 2020

Japan to launch updated Daihatsu Rocky, adds Android Auto and aero fins

Since its introduction in November 2019, the Toyota Raize and Daihatsu Rocky have proven to be a sales success, with almost 158k units sold in 2020 alone.For the SUVs’ 2021 model year, Japanese media have reported that Daihatsu will be rolling out some minor improvements for the models.Also Read: Toyota Raize/Daihatsu Rocky, see its transformation from concept to productionAndroid Auto running on the Toyota C-HRThe first update is the addition of Android Auto on the 9-inch touchscreen info

Eric

Eric

Feb 28, 2021

There’s a Doraemon Car Driving Challenge game that you can play on your PC

If you are sitting at home, bored with your unproductive life (because your wife is doing all the housework while dressed up pretty and cute?), know that there exists a Doraemon car driving game.The game is pretty old, but chances are, you didn’t know about until today. You can play it here on your browser. It’s a Flash media game so you will need to enable Adobe Flash Player on your browser.The premise of the game is pretty simple. Doraemon drives an open-top truck (because she is d

Hans

Hans

Apr 1, 2020

Which is better for you: 2017 Honda Jazz or 2019 Toyota Yaris?

The B-segment hatch market is the most popular market in the Asian region, so it is not a surprise that there are plenty of options for the picking.Out of all the options, the Honda Jazz and the Toyota Yaris reigns supreme, with only the Mazda 2 being close to holding a candle next to these two.Disclaimer: The Perodua Myvi don’t count. The car sits in a class of its own!Between the Honda Jazz and the Toyota Yaris’s offerings, many are hard pressed to determine which car is better sui

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 26, 2019

RM 1,055 to upgrade your Mazda with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Good news for owners of older Mazda models with the MZD Connect infotainment system, as you can opt to upgrade the system to support both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.The upgrade costs RM 1,055, though for Mazda Privilege Card holders, the price is just RM 908.40 - 15% cheaper. Both prices are inclusive of labour.Which models are applicable?This upgrade is applicable to these Mazda models: 2015 to 2019 Mazda 2 (DJ generation, Pre-facelift) 2014 to 2018 Mazda 3 (BM generation) 2015 to 2018 Mazd

Eric

Eric

Jul 1, 2020

Volvo Car Group has sold more than 600,000 CMA platform cars since launch

First introduced in 2017 as part of Volvo Car Group’s goal to produce a highly-flexible vehicle platform, the Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform now underpins 600,000 vehicles worldwide since July 2020. The number is achieved in less than 3 years!The CMA platform was co-developed by Volvo Cars and Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely) after Geely acquired the Swedish brand in August 2010.Thanks to its modular design, Geely is able to share the platform across other affiliated car brands

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 4, 2020

Owner Review: Looking for the perfect daily car - Story of my Proton Saga

** This article is the personal experience of a 2018 Proton Saga 1.3L Premium CVT owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Xavier PangFirst, a huge thanks to WapCar for accepting my request to join the owner group and allow me to share my story, as part of a growing movement on real cars, real story sharing. I have always wanted to do a sharing like this, where real owners share real experiences on their rides. As I myself very much enjoy such sharing, it is righ

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 11, 2020

Owner Review: Perfect daily car for the family - Our story with the Proton Persona

** This article is the personal experience of a 2009 Proton Persona 1.6 Highline owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Afiq BazliWhat is it?The Proton Persona is a compact sedan that was launch back in August of 2007. My car that you see here was bought in April of 2009. Originally the Proton Persona was powered by the carried-over 1.6L DOHC 16-valves CamPro petrol engine from the Proton Gen2 hatchback. Eventually, it was replaced by the newer 1.6 DOHC 16-valv

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 13, 2020

Millennials say car culture is for old people, who is to be blamed?

If you are reading this, it is safe to assume that you have some level of interest in cars. What about cars that made you interested in them? When and how did you started liking cars?For me, it was when a silver E24 BMW M635CSi pulled up next to my dad’s Proton Saga. I was 5 years old but I still vividly remembered everything. The second time was when my dad was driving on the then new North South Highway. I was sleeping when my dad yelled at me to wake up, telling me to look at the P

Hans

Hans

Jun 20, 2020

New 2020 Toyota Hilux facelift, how does it compare with the older model?

About a week ago, photos depicting the upcoming 2020 Toyota Hilux facelift surfaced onto the internet, giving us a look at the new model.As before, the range-topping Hilux gets Bi-LED projector headlights, but for its 2020 update, the design of the LED headlights have been improved over the older model, now with a more angular design. Lower variants will soldier on with halogen headlights, but with a different design.The front-end of the Hilux facelift is inspired by the US market Toyota Ta

Eric

Eric

Apr 30, 2020

Powered by Android, looks like Hot Wheels – Polestar Precept EV to enter production in 2023

What you’re looking at is the future. Literally. Polestar, the electric vehicle (EV) joint venture between Volvo and Geely has announced that the Polestar Precept will be seeing production in around 3 years’ time.The four-door electric grand tourer concept was supposed to be unveiled publicly at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show before it got canceled. The Precept was a showcase for the ambitious Chinese-Swedish brand in both design and the use of sustainable materials.The design got so muc

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 28, 2020

Someone just paid RM 300K for a Honda Civic EK9 Type R!

The Honda Civic EK9 Type R will be turning 25. That means this JDM legend from the nineties is turning into a classic soon – yeah, we are feeling old.We’ve seen news of Toyota A80 Supras and Honda Integra DC2 Type Rs going for six figures at auctions in America. However, since the EK9 is still below the 25-year import rule, that means we won’t be seeing wild prices for them. Until now.According to OZM Auto Auction, a fresh-looking Honda Civic EK9 Type R in b

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jul 19, 2020

Toyota Corolla Altis baharu 2020 di Malaysia. Kini dengan Android Auto dan Apple Car Play.

Toyota Corolla AltisUMW Toyota Motor baru sahaja mengemas kini Toyota Corolla Altis dengan head unit yang baru dengan fungsi Android Auto dan Apple CarPlay pada sedan segmen C tersebut.Toyota Corolla Altis merupakan model Toyota terbaru yang diberikan fungsi itu. Dengan langkah tersebut, Corolla Altis dilihat semakin kompetitif dengan Honda Civic and Mazda 3.Head unit baharu itu menawarkan skrin sesentuh kapasitif 9.0 inci yang lebih besar, sebuah peningkatan yang ketara berbanding paparan 6.8 i

Haris

Haris

Jun 2, 2020

Leaked: All-New 2020 Toyota RAV4 full specifications revealed before launch!

As you know the all-new 2020 Toyota RAV4 will be launched in Malaysia on 18th June 2020. But before the launch, the full brochure of the new SUV has been revealed along with the price.UMW Toyota will be offering 2 variants, but the only difference between the two variants is the engine options.The range-topping variant will be powered by a Dynamic Force 2.5-litre A25A-FKS petrol engine that produces 207 PS and 243 Nm. The base-spec variant will be powered by a Dynamic Force 2.0-litre M

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 10, 2020

Kenapa kereta anda wajib ada Apple CarPlay dan Android Auto? Ini sebabnya

Dengan zaman yang berteknologi tinggi pada hari ini, kita sering bergantung pada telefon pintar. Kini, ia diibarat seperti nyawa kedua buat pengguna. Bukan setakat alat berhubung semata-mata, telefon pintar turut digunakan sebagai sumber hiburan dan maklumat. Malah ia juga digunakan sebagai pemandu arah buat urusan harian anda.Imej: CumulationsBercakap mengenai urusan harian, sudah tentu ramai menggunakan kereta untuk ke destinasi yang dituju. Seperti yang anda tahu, menggunakan telefon ketika m

Faisal

Faisal

Jan 15, 2021

New 2020 Mazda 2 facelift – Price up, from RM104k, adds GVC Plus, Android Auto

Thailand market model shownBermaz Auto has opened bookings for the new 2020 Mazda 2 facelift in Malaysia, days after discontinuing the Mid Spec variants of its popular B-segment model.As such, only the high spec variants of the Mazda 2 (with LED headlights) remain. Thailand market model shownThe new 2020 Mazda 2 Sedan and Hatchback facelift will be priced as below: Mazda 2 Sedan: RM 103,670 Mazda 2 Hatchback: RM 103,670 Mazda 2 Sedan (Soul Red Crystal): RM 104,170 Mazda 2 Hatchback (Soul Re

Eric

Eric

Mar 2, 2020