Full tank #21. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex

Last week, I talked about the fact that since August 9, the Yandex.Auto platform has become available for Jaguar and Land Rover car owners, but with this product from Yandex, everything turned out to be even more interesting. On July 3, the official Yandex.Auto application appeared on Google Play, and it will be available for iOS soon. What is Yandex.Auto, let's figure it out.

The Yandex.Auto application was developed jointly with the German company Bosch, more precisely, its Bosch SoftTec division, there is even a corresponding inscription about this in the application description. It uses the mySPIN platform from Bosch, which allows you to project programs from smartphones onto the screen of the car's media system, scaling the image in real time and replacing the interface with the one specified by the developer. The system works only when a smartphone is connected via cable, this avoids delays in transferring data from / to the car system and provides a more reliable connection. The multimedia system of the car must support the mySPIN technology, so today Yandex.Auto can only be launched in the Renault Arkana cross-coupe with the new Easy Link media system (we are talking about the launch of Yandex.Auto). Jaguar and Land Rover also use the development of Bosch SoftTec, only in this case, the automaker allows you to run not only Yandex.Auto, but also other applications on your system, and to launch a product from Yandex, you need the Jaguar Apps program. By the way, since the systems use the same platform, for some time I could not launch Yandex.Auto in Arkana, as it turned out, it conflicted with the Jaguar application, after removing it everything worked stably.

Full tank #21 Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex

When you connect your Android smartphone for the first time, the Easy Link system offers you a choice between Android Auto and Yandex.Auto, you can later change this setting through the menu. To launch Yandex.Auto in a car, you need to launch the application on your smartphone, connect the device via Bluetooth, if this has not already been done, and only then connect the cable to it. If you connect the wire to the device earlier, the system will not work, which of course is not very convenient. Yes, as with the system in Jaguar and Land Rover Advertising & Marketing CVs in Ghana< /a>, you must not lock your smartphone while the application is running, otherwise it will exit on the screen of the media system.

Full tank #21 Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex

At this stage, only the Yandex.Navigator application is available in Yandex.Auto, but, unlike Jaguar, it already has the Alice voice assistant, which makes it easier to enter the address and adds more functions. By the way, for some reason it is impossible to display all the information about Alice's capabilities in the car, she says that "not all functions are available on the car screen."By experience, we managed to find out that in Renault Arkana you can not only ask Alice to get directions to the desired point, but also learn about the weather, play one of the available games, for example, Cities, and also ask her to tell a fairy tale. In the latter case, it is very interesting, since Alice launches fairy tales from the Yandex.Music service, although she will not deliver a song from there, and Yandex.Radio is not yet available for the platform. In general, sit down, user, and empirically find out the capabilities of the Alice voice assistant from Yandex in the car yourself, the developer will not help you here.

Full tank #21 Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex

Full tank #21 Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex Full tank #21. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex

As with the Jaguar, Renault Arkana launches and runs the Yandex.Navigator app on a smartphone, and the speed and accuracy of location determination will depend on the specific device. In our case, there was a Huawei P30 Pro smartphone, and there were no complaints about these criteria. The speed of data processing from the screen was also high, but this is the merit of the Bosch mySPIN platform, the Germans have already thoroughly tested it, and Yandex.Auto is not the first application they work with. See the full list of programs supported by mySPIN here.

Full tank #21 Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex Full tank #21. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex

Yes, and one more question remains, this is the distribution and integration of Yandex.Auto into cars, today the platform works only in Renault Arkana with the Easy Link media system. As far as I understand, this was done within the framework of the agreement concluded in the summer between Yandex, Renault and AvtoVAZ. That is, we will be able to see the platform only in Renault and LADA cars, the first went for it, apparently, only because he already uses mySPIN in his new multimedia system, and the second - because this will somehow improve the current solutions, which are very sad in their capabilities. Oh, I also forgot about Nissan, but the Japanese are already installing ready-made hardware solutions from Yandex.Auto in some of their cars, so there will probably be no changes here.

Yes, there are other manufacturers, such as Jaguar Land Rover, who integrate Yandex.Auto through their applications using the same mySPIN technology from Bosch. But here, of course, everything depends on whether Yandex can agree with other manufacturers on installing their system.

Full tank #21. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex

Last week, I talked about the fact that since August 9, the Yandex.Auto platform has become available for Jaguar and Land Rover car owners, but with this product from Yandex, everything turned out to be even more interesting. On July 3, the official Yandex.Auto application appeared on Google Play, and it will be available for iOS soon. What is Yandex.Auto, let's figure it out.

The Yandex.Auto application was developed jointly with the German company Bosch, more precisely, its Bosch SoftTec division, there is even a corresponding inscription about this in the application description. It uses the mySPIN platform from Bosch, which allows you to project programs from smartphones onto the screen of the car's media system, scaling the image in real time and replacing the interface with the one specified by the developer. The system works only when a smartphone is connected via cable, this avoids delays in transferring data from / to the car system and provides a more reliable connection. The multimedia system of the car must support the mySPIN technology, so today Yandex.Auto can only be launched in the Renault Arkana cross-coupe with the new Easy Link media system (we are talking about the launch of Yandex.Auto). Jaguar and Land Rover also use the development of Bosch SoftTec, only in this case, the automaker allows you to run not only Yandex.Auto, but also other applications on your system, and to launch a product from Yandex, you need the Jaguar Apps program. By the way, since the systems use the same platform, for some time I could not launch Yandex.Auto in Arkana, as it turned out, it conflicted with the Jaguar application, after removing it everything worked stably.

Full tank #21 Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex

When you connect your Android smartphone for the first time, the Easy Link system offers you a choice between Android Auto and Yandex.Auto, you can later change this setting through the menu. To launch Yandex.Auto in a car, you need to launch the application on your smartphone, connect the device via Bluetooth, if this has not already been done, and only then connect the cable to it. If you connect the wire to the device earlier, the system will not work, which of course is not very convenient. Yes, as with the system in Jaguar and Land Rover Advertising & Marketing CVs in Ghana< /a>, you must not lock your smartphone while the application is running, otherwise it will exit on the screen of the media system.

Full tank #21 Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex

At this stage, only the Yandex.Navigator application is available in Yandex.Auto, but, unlike Jaguar, it already has the Alice voice assistant, which makes it easier to enter the address and adds more functions. By the way, for some reason it is impossible to display all the information about Alice's capabilities in the car, she says that "not all functions are available on the car screen."By experience, we managed to find out that in Renault Arkana you can not only ask Alice to get directions to the desired point, but also learn about the weather, play one of the available games, for example, Cities, and also ask her to tell a fairy tale. In the latter case, it is very interesting, since Alice launches fairy tales from the Yandex.Music service, although she will not deliver a song from there, and Yandex.Radio is not yet available for the platform. In general, sit down, user, and empirically find out the capabilities of the Alice voice assistant from Yandex in the car yourself, the developer will not help you here.

Full tank #21 Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex

Full tank #21 Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex Full tank #21. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex

As with the Jaguar, Renault Arkana launches and runs the Yandex.Navigator app on a smartphone, and the speed and accuracy of location determination will depend on the specific device. In our case, there was a Huawei P30 Pro smartphone, and there were no complaints about these criteria. The speed of data processing from the screen was also high, but this is the merit of the Bosch mySPIN platform, the Germans have already thoroughly tested it, and Yandex.Auto is not the first application they work with. See the full list of programs supported by mySPIN here.

Full tank #21 Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex Full tank #21. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex

The interface of "Yandex.Navigator" is not all smooth, it is familiar to the user and convenient, but it lacks, for example, a clock and weather on the screen, as is done in many regular navigation systems. Simply, for example, in Renault Arkana, the clock is only on the screen of the media system, and, accordingly, when you launch Yandex.Auto, you can no longer find out the current time. There are no problems entering text, unlike Jaguar, both Russian and English keyboard layouts are available here, and, as I said above, there is voice input.

Full tank #21 Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex Full tank #21. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex

If we talk about Yandex.Auto as a platform, then not everything is as smooth as we would like. Unlike Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Yandex's solution does not work at the system level, which is reflected in its ease of connection and stability. In the latter case, I mean that you cannot block your smartphone, since Yandex.Auto will turn off, some notifications in the device and other programs can also lead to the program closing, and reconnecting is not very convenient to do on the go. You also have a limited choice of applications, at the moment, only Yandex.Navigator”, and working with such elementary things as starting music, calling contacts is much more difficult than in the same Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. As an example, to launch the same Yandex.Music, you need to minimize Yandex.Auto on your smartphone, but there is a risk that it may close completely, turn on the music and open the program again. Agree, doing it right from the interface of the same Android Auto is much more convenient. Or, for example, an outgoing phone call from a regular car dialer can completely close Yandex.Auto for you, I note “true” that this does not happen during incoming calls. In general, surprises await us here and there, and from Yandex.Auto, the “killer” of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is so-so. I understand that Yandex is a vain company and it is trying with all its might to make products that could compete with Western counterparts. But in this case, the company should still just release Yandex.Navigator for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as users requested, and not come up with something of their own. Still, without direct access to the smartphone system, it is simply impossible to make a full-fledged platform, albeit with the support of such a strong company as Bosch.

Yes, and one more question remains, this is the distribution and integration of Yandex.Auto into cars, today the platform works only in Renault Arkana with the Easy Link media system. As far as I understand, this was done within the framework of the agreement concluded in the summer between Yandex, Renault and AvtoVAZ. That is, we will be able to see the platform only in Renault and LADA cars, the first went for it, apparently, only because he already uses mySPIN in his new multimedia system, and the second - because this will somehow improve the current solutions, which are very sad in their capabilities. Oh, I also forgot about Nissan, but the Japanese are already installing ready-made hardware solutions from Yandex.Auto in some of their cars, so there will probably be no changes here.

Yes, there are other manufacturers, such as Jaguar Land Rover, who integrate Yandex.Auto through their applications using the same mySPIN technology from Bosch. But here, of course, everything depends on whether Yandex can agree with other manufacturers on installing their system.

Full tank #21. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex

Last week, I talked about the fact that since August 9, the Yandex.Auto platform has become available for Jaguar and Land Rover car owners, but with this product from Yandex, everything turned out to be even more interesting. On July 3, the official Yandex.Auto application appeared on Google Play, and it will be available for iOS soon. What is Yandex.Auto, let's figure it out.

The Yandex.Auto application was developed jointly with the German company Bosch, more precisely, its Bosch SoftTec division, there is even a corresponding inscription about this in the application description. It uses the mySPIN platform from Bosch, which allows you to project programs from smartphones onto the screen of the car's media system, scaling the image in real time and replacing the interface with the one specified by the developer. The system works only when a smartphone is connected via cable, this avoids delays in transferring data from / to the car system and provides a more reliable connection. The multimedia system of the car must support the mySPIN technology, so today Yandex.Auto can only be launched in the Renault Arkana cross-coupe with the new Easy Link media system (we are talking about the launch of Yandex.Auto). Jaguar and Land Rover also use the development of Bosch SoftTec, only in this case, the automaker allows you to run not only Yandex.Auto, but also other applications on your system, and to launch a product from Yandex, you need the Jaguar Apps program. By the way, since the systems use the same platform, for some time I could not launch Yandex.Auto in Arkana, as it turned out, it conflicted with the Jaguar application, after removing it everything worked stably.

Full tank #21 Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex

When you connect your Android smartphone for the first time, the Easy Link system offers you a choice between Android Auto and Yandex.Auto, you can later change this setting through the menu. To launch Yandex.Auto in a car, you need to launch the application on your smartphone, connect the device via Bluetooth, if this has not already been done, and only then connect the cable to it. If you connect the wire to the device earlier, the system will not work, which of course is not very convenient. Yes, as with the system in Jaguar and Land Rover Advertising & Marketing CVs in Ghana< /a>, you must not lock your smartphone while the application is running, otherwise it will exit on the screen of the media system.

Full tank #21 Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex

At this stage, only the Yandex.Navigator application is available in Yandex.Auto, but, unlike Jaguar, it already has the Alice voice assistant, which makes it easier to enter the address and adds more functions. By the way, for some reason it is impossible to display all the information about Alice's capabilities in the car, she says that "not all functions are available on the car screen."By experience, we managed to find out that in Renault Arkana you can not only ask Alice to get directions to the desired point, but also learn about the weather, play one of the available games, for example, Cities, and also ask her to tell a fairy tale. In the latter case, it is very interesting, since Alice launches fairy tales from the Yandex.Music service, although she will not deliver a song from there, and Yandex.Radio is not yet available for the platform. In general, sit down, user, and empirically find out the capabilities of the Alice voice assistant from Yandex in the car yourself, the developer will not help you here.

Full tank #21 Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex

Full tank #21 Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex Full tank #21. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex

As with the Jaguar, Renault Arkana launches and runs the Yandex.Navigator app on a smartphone, and the speed and accuracy of location determination will depend on the specific device. In our case, there was a Huawei P30 Pro smartphone, and there were no complaints about these criteria. The speed of data processing from the screen was also high, but this is the merit of the Bosch mySPIN platform, the Germans have already thoroughly tested it, and Yandex.Auto is not the first application they work with. See the full list of programs supported by mySPIN here.

Full tank #21 Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex Full tank #21. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex

The interface of "Yandex.Navigator" is not all smooth, it is familiar to the user and convenient, but it lacks, for example, a clock and weather on the screen, as is done in many standard navigation systems. Simply, for example, in Renault Arkana, the clock is only on the screen of the media system, and, accordingly, when you launch Yandex.Auto, you can no longer find out the current time. There are no problems entering text, unlike Jaguar, both Russian and English keyboard layouts are available here, and, as I said above, there is voice input.

Full tank #21 Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex Full tank #21. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex

If we talk about Yandex.Auto as a platform, then not everything is as smooth as we would like. Unlike Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Yandex's solution does not work at the system level, which is reflected in its ease of connection and stability. In the latter case, I mean that you cannot block your smartphone, since Yandex.Auto will turn off, some notifications in the device and other programs can also lead to the program closing, and reconnecting is not very convenient to do on the go. You also have a limited choice of applications, at the moment, only Yandex.Navigator”, and working with such elementary things as starting music, calling contacts is much more difficult than in the same Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. As an example, to launch the same Yandex.Music, you need to minimize Yandex.Auto on your smartphone, but there is a risk that it may close completely, turn on the music and open the program again. Agree, doing it right from the interface of the same Android Auto is much more convenient. Or, for example, an outgoing phone call from a regular car dialer can completely close Yandex.Auto for you, I note “true” that this does not happen during incoming calls. In general, surprises await us here and there, and from Yandex.Auto, the “killer” of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is so-so. I understand that Yandex is a vain company and it is trying with all its might to make products that could compete with Western counterparts. But in this case, the company should still just release Yandex.Navigator for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as users requested, and not come up with something of their own. Still, without direct access to the smartphone system, it is simply impossible to make a full-fledged platform, albeit with the support of such a strong company as Bosch.

Yes, and one more question remains, this is the distribution and integration of Yandex.Auto into cars, today the platform works only in Renault Arkana with the Easy Link media system. As far as I understand, this was done within the framework of the agreement concluded in the summer between Yandex, Renault and AvtoVAZ. That is, we will be able to see the platform only in Renault and LADA cars, the first went for it, apparently, only because he already uses mySPIN in his new multimedia system, and the second - because this will somehow improve the current solutions, which are very sad in their capabilities. Oh, I also forgot about Nissan, but the Japanese are already installing ready-made hardware solutions from Yandex.Auto in some of their cars, so there will probably be no changes here.

Yes, there are other manufacturers, such as Jaguar Land Rover, who integrate Yandex.Auto through their applications using the same mySPIN technology from Bosch. But here, of course, everything depends on whether Yandex can agree with other manufacturers on installing their system.

Full tank #21. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay killer from Yandex

Last week, I talked about the fact that since August 9, the Yandex.Auto platform has become available for Jaguar and Land Rover car owners, but with this product from Yandex, everything turned out to be even more interesting. On July 3, the official Yandex.Auto application appeared on Google Play, and it will be available for iOS soon. What is Yandex.Auto, let's figure it out.

The Yandex.Auto application was developed jointly with the German company Bosch, more precisely, its Bosch SoftTec division, there is even a corresponding inscription about this in the application description. It uses the mySPIN platform from Bosch, which allows you to project programs from smartphones onto the screen of the car's media system, scaling the image in real time and replacing the interface with the one specified by the developer. The system works only when a smartphone is connected via cable, this avoids delays in transferring data from / to the car system and provides a more reliable connection. The multimedia system of the car must support the mySPIN technology, so today Yandex.Auto can only be launched in the Renault Arkana cross-coupe with the new Easy Link media system (we are talking about the launch of Yandex.Auto). Jaguar and Land Rover also use the development of Bosch SoftTec, only in this case, the automaker allows you to run not only Yandex.Auto, but also other applications on your system, and to launch a product from Yandex, you need the Jaguar Apps program. By the way, since the systems use the same platform, for some time I could not launch Yandex.Auto in Arkana, as it turned out, it conflicted with the Jaguar application, after removing it everything worked stably.

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At this stage, only the Yandex.Navigator application is available in Yandex.Auto, but, unlike Jaguar, it already has the Alice voice assistant, which makes it easier to enter the address and adds more functions. By the way, for some reason it is impossible to display all the information about Alice's capabilities in the car, she says that "not all functions are available on the car screen." By experience, we managed to find out that in Renault Arkana you can not only ask Alice to get directions to the desired point, but also learn about the weather, play one of the available games, for example, Cities, and also ask her to tell a fairy tale. In the latter case, it is very interesting, since Alice launches fairy tales from the Yandex.Music service, although she will not deliver a song from there, and Yandex.Radio is not yet available for the platform. In general, sit down, user, and empirically find out the capabilities of the Alice voice assistant from Yandex in the car yourself, the developer will not help you here.

As with the Jaguar, Renault Arkana launches and runs the Yandex.Navigator app on a smartphone, and the speed and accuracy of location determination will depend on the specific device. In our case, there was a Huawei P30 Pro smartphone, and there were no complaints about these criteria. The speed of data processing from the screen was also high, but this is the merit of the Bosch mySPIN platform, the Germans have already thoroughly tested it, and Yandex.Auto is not the first application they work with. See the full list of programs supported by mySPIN here.

The interface of "Yandex.Navigator" is not all smooth, it is familiar to the user and convenient, but it lacks, for example, a clock and weather on the screen, as is done in many standard navigation systems. Simply, for example, in Renault Arkana, the clock is only on the screen of the media system, and, accordingly, when you launch Yandex.Auto, you can no longer find out the current time. There are no problems entering text, unlike Jaguar, both Russian and English keyboard layouts are available here, and, as I said above, there is voice input.

If we talk about Yandex.Auto as a platform, then not everything is as smooth as we would like. Unlike Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Yandex's solution does not work at the system level, which is reflected in its ease of connection and stability. In the latter case, I mean that you cannot block your smartphone, since Yandex.Auto will turn off, some notifications in the device and other programs can also lead to the program closing, and reconnecting is not very convenient to do on the go. You also have a limited choice of applications, at the moment it’s only Yandex.Navigator, and working with such elementary things as starting music, calling contacts is much more difficult than in the same Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. As an example, to launch the same Yandex.Music, you need to minimize Yandex.Auto on your smartphone, but there is a risk that it may close completely, turn on the music and open the program again. Agree, doing it right from the interface of the same Android Auto is much more convenient. Or, for example, an outgoing phone call from a regular car dialer can completely close Yandex.Auto for you, I note “true” that this does not happen during incoming calls. In general, surprises await us here and there, and from Yandex.Auto, the “killer” of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is so-so. I understand that Yandex is a vain company and it is trying with all its might to make products that could compete with Western counterparts. But in this case, the company should still just release Yandex.Navigator for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as users requested, and not come up with something of their own. Still, without direct access to the smartphone system, it is simply impossible to make a full-fledged platform, albeit with the support of such a strong company as Bosch.

Yes, and one more question remains, this is the distribution and integration of Yandex.Auto into cars, today the platform works only in Renault Arkana with the Easy Link media system. As far as I understand, this was done within the framework of the agreement concluded in the summer between Yandex, Renault and AvtoVAZ. That is, we will be able to see the platform only in Renault and LADA cars, the first went for it, apparently, only because he already uses mySPIN in his new multimedia system, and the second - because this will somehow improve the current solutions, which are very sad in their capabilities. Oh, I also forgot about Nissan, but the Japanese are already installing ready-made hardware solutions from Yandex.Auto in some of their cars, so there will probably be no changes here.

Yes, there are other manufacturers, such as Jaguar Land Rover, who integrate Yandex.Auto through their applications using the same mySPIN technology from Bosch. But here, of course, everything depends on whether Yandex can agree with other manufacturers on installing their system.