All about compatibility
In this article, we will try to figure out one of the most important issues when choosing a head unit for your car. It's about compatibility.
The SMARTY Trend team will answer many questions and help you clarify such a complex issue as the compatibility of a new radio and your car. It will be about maximum support and preservation of all the standard functions of a car, namely devices of a “regular” model.
Cars with which devices from SMARTY Trend are as compatible as possible and have a “pin to pin” connection type:
In fact, 75 percent of all cars belong to this type of integration with the car. The main features in this case are not, since these cars do not differ in the presence of complex standard systems or functions. These include the following car brands: Ford, Geely, Honda, Hyundai, JAC Motors, Jeep, KIA, LADA, Land Rover, Lifan, Mazda, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Renault, Seat, Skoda, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota. Head units for these cars are “standard”, that is, they were specially designed for this brand, and for a specific car model. Depending on the vehicle equipment, an individual selection of wiring is made to connect which is not difficult even for a simple motorist. Thus, there is no need to perform additional work during installation.
But what about cars for which there are no standard solutions?
In this case, it is possible to install a universal head unit. The screen size in which can be from 7 to 10 inches, respectively. Installation of this type of radio is carried out through special frames. (A vivid example of the Lexus RX 2)
There are universal devices during the installation of which the original HU is saved, and the new one that uses the Android OS will work in parallel with the main system.
In this case, the basic principle is preserved:
• individual selection of wiring;
• installation using a special frame;
• Connection method “plug-in-plug”.
And it should be noted that, as in the case of standard devices, you can choose for yourself either a fully touch device, or a more common option with the presence of physical control buttons.
Second type of compatibility:
In fact, all cars of such brands as Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Lexus, Volvo since 2005, are quite complicated in the ways of implementing their electronics. For most of them, installing a new head unit requires the presence of such a standard function as AUX. The presence of which is easy to verify, for this you need to go to the sound source section. As for the first type of car, these devices are “regular” and are installed in the same place as the standard radio. In this case, the sound from the Android device will be played through the standard AUX. Therefore, this function is required.
Thus, two systems will work in your car:
• the first is a regular system;
• The second is the Android system.
You can easily switch between them using the original joystick. To do this, just hold the menu button for several seconds. This type of connection is very convenient since all the standard functions are stored in your car, but at the same time you use all the advantages of the new device, without any restrictions. (The only representative of the Volkswagen family that belongs to the second type is the Volkswagen Touareg of the second generation.) Automobile Computers will individually select a new device for your car, giving you a wide selection. Excellent quality of the materials used, excellent integration with the standard functions of your car, all these are the head units of the German brand SMARTY Trend. Use tomorrow's technology today!
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