Apple CarPlay & Android auto was rumoured to be available in 2020 for all new Aston Martin models including the new Aston Martin Vantage, DB11 and DBS but unfortunately this hasn’t shown up yet.
Don’t worry because we have the solution to affordably turn any stock Aston Martin infotainment screen into one that operates with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto!
We also just completed our first successful Apple Car Play & Android Auto conversion install for one of our clients 2016 Aston Martin V8 Vantage using the stock Aston Martin infotainment screen, a plug and play software solution as well as a hardwired control hub that sits and is concealed in the centre console.
Check out this cool new option (recent install) that we can install for you turning ANY Aston Martin infotainment screen into an Apple CarPlay or Android Auto screen when paired with your iPhone or Android device!
Here at Gi Automotive group, we are Beverly Hills Aston Martin Service & Maintenance specialists.
We have been servicing Beverly Hills and our surrounding area Aston Martin clients for over 15 years. We save our clients hundreds of dollars on every visit no matter what the service.
From oil changes, brake pads & fluid changes, spark plug, coolant flushes, tires, clutches and air filter changes our factory trained technicians will ensure your Aston Martin is well maintained and running like new every year.
Keeping your Aston Martin well maintained will reduce your chances of high maintenance bills in the long run!
Give us a call and ask for Anthony or Travis who will provide you with your free quote to install this system in your Aston Martin
We can be reached at 310-220-4002 or via email email@example.com
Apple Car Play & Android Auto for Aston Martin Explained
For older models we will install a small control hub as seen below. Rotate the selector wheel on the control hub to select the icon and app you wish to control and then press the selector wheel down to open it.
Other buttons on the control hub include a fast forward (top right button) and rewind button (top left button), the common “back button” (lower left) as well a much recognized “home button” (bottom right).
The control hub is extremely easy and natural to use and can be done without taking your eyes off of the road.
Switching between CarPlay/Android Auto and the car’s normal systems is done with this control hub and can be installed wherever is most convenient for the driver.
On all newer 2018+ Aston Martin models, we do not need to install this control hub, as the Apple CarPlay or Android Auto System integrates seamlessly into your vehicles built in Aston Martin control hub in your centre console making it that much more natural looking conversion for this system!
Make sure you check out our Aston Martin DB9 Service Guide or our Aston Martin Vantage Service guide in order to ensure you are keeping your Aston Martin properly maintained and serviced according to the Aston Martin factory specifications!
Audio connections are made to the fibre optic MOST system of Aston Martin vehicles allowing high definition audio reproduction through the existing Aston Martin audio system.
We install a small hidden microphone for the hands free phone system, SIRI and Google Assistant, and also for the use of the voice assistant, Siri, although
On the newest of Aston Martin vehicles (2018+) we are able to do this conversion and integrate with your models existing Aston Martin Bluetooth hands free kit.
You can also choose to listen to the car’s existing audio system whilst having Apple CarPlay or Android Auto maps running on the nav screen or have the full Apple CarPlay or Android Auto playing their respective music or radio apps.
Aston Martin Apple Car Play & Android Auto Models Supported
We are able to install AppleCarPlay and Android Auto conversions into the following older Aston Martin models:
- 2004-2015 – Aston Martin DB9
- 2005-2017 – Aston Martin V8 & V12 Vantage
- 2008-2012 – Aston Martin DBS
- 2010-2015 – Aston Martin Rapide
- 2013-2017 – Aston Martin Vanquish (Generation 2)
We can also install Apple CarPlay and Android Auto conversions for the NEWEST Aston Martin models:
- 2018+ Aston Martin V8 Vantage
- 2018+ Aston MArtin DB11
- 2018+ Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
Apple CarPlay Maps for Aston Martin
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto features include map apps from Apple, Google Maps and the popular police busting Waze!
It also includes Co-Pilot, Sygic and TomTom with live updates of traffic, roadworks and Police incidents.
Apple CarPlay Music Apps for Aston Martin
Music from Amazon, Spotify, Deezer as well as Apple iTunes and a whole range of internet radio apps giving listening from across the World.
Apple CarPlay Communication Apps for Aston Martin
This Apple CarPlay and Android Auto system also features the ability to use Siri or Google Assistant with hands free mode, your phone system with voice dialling and access to phone books.
It also provides you with the functionality to use Audio books and Podcasts and the ability to have your TEXT and WhatsApp messages read to you with the ability for you to then respond back by voice!
It’s not just Aston Martin that is dragging their feet implementing Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, many of the high end luxury auto makers fell behind in their electronics support to offer the Apple CarPlay or Android Auto functionality on their vehicles.
This is rather embarrassing given how much you pay for your luxury or exotic car not to mention just about every Honda, Volkswagen, Ford, Nissan, Hyundai, Jeep (I could go on) have offered Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support on their infotainment screens since 2019 models were built.
Give Travis or I a call or email me today for a free quote to convert your old and dated Aston Martin infotainment screen to the new sexy functioning Apple CarPlay or Android Auto here in the heart of Beverly Hills!