What I Don't Like About Android Auto - 2015 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

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imageWhat I Don't Like About Android Auto - 2015 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

Our long-term 2015 Hyundai Sonata has Android Auto, which is a great step toward better smartphone integration. But we've also found some kinks that really bother us.

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  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878
    Since it just came out I'm sure there will be numerous updates to improve usability.
  • kirkhilles1kirkhilles1 Member Posts: 863
    Hmm, those are some very disappointing things. I would be very mad at checking a box that says "No not display this notice again" and then having it display the next time. Possible bug and/or power issue? I had no idea it had to be physically connected by cable. That's almost a deal breaker for me right there. Also agree about the Google Now cards. They shouldn't be displaying front and center in a car.

    Very, very disappointing. Hope Google gets it together with a future update.
  • clownstrikeclownstrike Member Posts: 58
    I agree that the inconvenience of plugging in is the biggest disadvantage right now. I also have Xperia Z3 (full size), so the flap makes it extra annoying. If you don't remember to do this before driving, it's not the safest thing to do while in motion (so I usually don't). I hope it's not long before they can make the AA connection over bluetooth.
  • nhepker1nhepker1 Member Posts: 13
    I have a '15 Sonata. Haven't used Android Auto much but I don't get the repeat disclaimer at the start. Only had it the first time I used it. One of my pet peeves is that the phone discharges faster then the usb port charges.
  • dgcamerodgcamero Member Posts: 148
    nhepker1 said:

    I have a '15 Sonata. Haven't used Android Auto much but I don't get the repeat disclaimer at the start. Only had it the first time I used it. One of my pet peeves is that the phone discharges faster then the usb port charges.

    That last one is pretty bad...there is no reason for Hyundai to output less than 2 amps on the port, although my last phone, an LG G2, would not charge at more than 0.5 amps after its last software update...if your phone is doing something like that, then I guess it's not Hyundai's fault.
  • dfrissdfriss Member Posts: 23
    I have only seen the 'Drive Safely' once, which is one more time than needed but I understand there are lawyers in this world. I have a vague recollection that there was a setting to be made under 'connectivity' on the hyundai setup menu (or where ever it is you first enable Auto) to shut it off.

    But I too am disappointed that the charger is so weak, my S5 discharges about 1-2% per hour when plugged in. I also share many of the same complaints as the reviewer, but expect them to change.

    Oh, and with the dreaded can;t connect with google... Try switching in and out of airplane mode, I was successful with that the one time I tried it (so I can't say for sureif it was just luck).
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