ICE & HFT Headunit with Nav

Discussion in '8th Generation (2008-2015) [Acura TSX]' started by uncleGravy, Wednesday 10th Jul, 2019.

  1. uncleGravy Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    So i've recently discovered an aftermarket company that seems to specialise more in BMW headunits called Avin.

    Now I never knew this was a thing but this company has solutions where they can replace the screen from cars like the BMW E90, F30 (As well as other makes VW etc) and so on with an android based screen which will still work as OEM, but have the ability to switch to android O/S (Also has apple carplay)

    For example this one - https://avinusa.com/8-8-bmw-3-series-e90-e91-e92-e93-android-multimedia-navigation-system.html

    The E90 has a similar screen placement as our 8th Generation Accords, a little enclosure seemingly intergrated into the dash (Interestingly with the E90 the screen unit is actually only head in place with 2 screws and can then be rotated out the dash).

    My question is do we know of a company that's done similar with our cars?

    Cause if there is i'm insta buying, the thing that I dislike with my car is the out of date infotainment and not being able to play music through bluetooth, I have actually emailed the company to see if they do anything for our cars but i'm not holding my breath, of course i'll update when I hear something.
     
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  2. julekasMobilek Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I don't think, that avin will do or make something to our Accords.
    The main thing - there is no future for our Accords.
    Second thing - Accords is quite rare car on the roads than bmws.
    Third thing - the problem is complexity of existing premium audio system + nav.
    And last but not least thing - if you don't have satnav in accord, there are cheaper alternatives, like changing the fascia you can install android multimedia and have one more screen.

    Few examples - this one all in one, to accomodate lagerer than 8 inch multimedia device:
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/330...c9-4a26-93ee-662d747297ab&transAbTest=ae803_3

    Others are smaller: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/100...bb-4d17-8d10-ddd5295de96c&transAbTest=ae803_3
    but you can choose any multiimedia unit with 8 inch display.
     
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  3. uncleGravy Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I agree that'll they most likely won't do anything with the Accord/TSX but one can hope I guess.

    But I have to disagree on the Accords are rare part, Avin looks like to be a USA company, Our Accords is the american's Acura TSX which are quite popular cars over there, so I think there's still a market, but I guess it all depends if it is actually possible to do something with our cars that come with the Nav screen like my CU2, I always thought there was no aftermarket support for the E90 generation of BMWs with iDrive but out of nowhere i've discovered this company that actually converts the iDrive screen to a usable Android based tablet that can use the iDrive system as well as the usual Android apps, Even newer based F generation cars, they're actually taking the top mounted BMW tablet screen off and replacing it with their own android tablet screens and still retain OEM functionality, it's a game changer IMO.
     
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  4. MattBeardless Service Team H-Tune Staff

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    Is the dashboard even the same between the 8th Generation and the TSX?...
     
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  5. uncleGravy Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I believe so? Don’t quote me, pretty sure they all share the same infotainment around those years, both Acura and Honda Euro/USA
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    They do from a google
     
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  6. julekasMobilek Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    exactly the same dashboard.
     
  7. uncleGravy Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Wow so to update this thread, I come with good news

    UXgyhNV.

    I honestly wasn't expecting that response, And I specifically asked "i'm interested to know if you do anything similar for the 08-14 Honda Accord Euro/Acura TSX (2nd Generation) with Nav?"

    There's some hope for us 8th Generation owners with Nav in our cars, keep an eye out on their site towards the end of the year.
     
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  8. julekasMobilek Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Amazing news, looking forward :Smile:
    Although, i still think they will release product for the simpler audio system without navi. We'll see.
     
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