Ihor Martsekha, who leads the startup, says this development expands the compatibility of its dongle to infotainment systems that have Android 9 or earlier. Specifically, this app facilitates the connection between the dashboard and a smartphone, allowing drivers to access Android Auto’s full suite of features.
More information about Carsifi is available at https://carsifi.com/
Furthermore, the executive adds that the enhanced app can also be used to fine-tune Carsifi’s settings, including the ability to choose between a 5Ghz or 2.4Ghz WiFi connection. Aside from this, users can also change the internet gateway to be used from the adapter’s built-in WiFi system to a smartphone’s data hotspot.
The latest app update also enables motorists to adjust their head unit’s dot-per-inch (DPI) setting to enhance readability. Lastly, they can use the app to download firmware updates for the adapter which enhances its functionality and security.
Martsekha says: “Our goal is to democratize the smart car experience by offering a cost-effective solution. Knowing that not all head units can run the latest Android operating system, we created a companion app to make Carsifi usable for more drivers. Together with our WiFi adapter, pairing your phone to your dashboard has never been easier.”
Android Auto is one of the most used smart car suites on the market, boasting compatibility with over 500 car models. Convenient features such as voice commands also promote road safety as it minimizes distractions and keeps hands on the wheels.
However, the typical age of cars in the US is 12.5 years — meaning many of them either cannot run Android Auto outright or can only run older versions of it. Carsifi bridges this gap with an affordable but powerful adapter that now works with more vehicles than ever.
Marstekha notes that although Carsifi creates a wireless connection, motorists can expect a stable and lag-free user experience. In addition, it can store multiple user profiles and drivers can easily switch between them with a tap of the dongle’s so-called Magic Button. This makes the WiFi adapter especially suited for vehicles used by multiple drivers, such as service fleets.
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