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Should Android Auto be added as a standard feature/update to Ride Command?

  • Yes

    Votes: 154 96.9%
  • No

    Votes: 5 3.1%
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I've found a solution!!!!! However, I must admit that it was found by accident.

Short Version: Purchase the Carlinkit 4 device. Bridges the gap and connected my 2020 Chieftain DH with Android Auto.

Long Version:
First, I do have 2 phones Pixel 6 (Android-personal) and iPhone 13 (work). I hate not having Android Auto, so I do connect my iPhone to my 2020 Indian Chieftain to use Google Services via Carplay (Maps/Music).
Second, I wanted to use a wireless Carplay adapter to minimize the connections and bad cable drama. I purchased the Carlinkit 4 ($100 from Amazon). This setup worked great on the Chieftain (highly recommend).
Third, I do use this wireless Carlinkit 4.0 in my '13 VW CC. The radio here uses both Carplay and Android Auto. This wireless device CAN connect to both mobile devices.
Finally, I went into my garage to "tinker" with the bike. My Android phone by my side (iphone in my basement office). I powered on the bike... The Carlink device assumed an Android Connection and proceeded to start Android Auto!!!!

So you connected the Carlinkit to the USB port of the bike and then connected the phone to the Carlinkit using Bluetooth?
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