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Iphone13pro - usb - VW e-golf car audio - no voice guidance


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Since I have bought an OBDLink and see live data from my VW-Egolf i want to start using Abetterrouteplanner instead of Waze. I have an Iphone13pro - connected to my VW e-golf by usb - I have to set my car audio to USB or no voice guidance. But with this setting, the music from my iphone has to play! As soon as i pauze it, also the sound of the voice guidance is gone.

When listening to radio, Iphone connected to the usb of the car, no voice guidance.
For Bluetooth, the same, have to listen to bluetooth music to have voice guidance.

When instead of abetterrouteplanner i use Waze, i can (on the phone/app) select what audio to use and it works! The voice guidance works while listening to radio or to cd or usb music!
Can this be fixed in abetterrouteplanner also!? Or add the audio output selection from within the app?
Iphone 13pro with ios 15.5 and abatterrouteplanner version 4.2.7 (1002)
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Samuel_ABRP

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Samuel_ABRP

Hi,

does this still happen on the lastest version 4.2.9?

Do you use CarPlay or just the free app and you want to get voice output from phone on the car speakers?


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RamRoute

Dear Samuel,
Thank you for your reply.
I tried to get the audio of ABRP v4.2.0 (1040) (free and now paid version) over my car audio with no complete success. Both bluetooth and usb connection don't work like e.g. Waze or the Fastnet (e-charger app with map) do, see my earlier explanation.
I just drove a 1100 KM trip with my car using ABRP pro with the audio over my iphone itself. This was somesort of workaround for now.

p.s. The ABRP app did a good job guiding us through multiple countries and showing us where to charge.

I have 2 tips to make ABRP even better:
1. I use OBDLink in my E-Golf with heathpump. This car has shown better performance than the default ABRP data for VW E-golf. When ABRP projected around 21% battery at destination, i had around 35-40%. I expected/ would love that ABRP adjusted its route to postpone a charger later and improve travel time.....

2. when driving this long trip, ABRP showed, from time to time, new route suggestions due to traffic with a message like "alternative route is 21 minutes shorter". I would love to have a setting to auto approve a shorter trip suggestion on the way when e.g. it saves 10minutes or more (or user adjustable min time saved to auto accept.)

Hope this helps.
kind regards


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Samuel_ABRP

Hi,

I don't think we actually tested and worked on supporting voice instructions via BT or USB cable. if that works on other apps like Waze, there might be a solution to it, but we do not support it. So i guess this is rather a feature request then a bug. This however works, if you use CarPlay with premium subscription.

About 1):
This sounds like we do not get the data from the car, not really sure if I understand that correctly, but if the car shows 35% and we assume 21% although OBD was connected, there is an issue in getting the data. If so please open a seperate issue for that.

2):
You can open a feature request for that.


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RamRoute

Hi,
Thank you for your follow up.
I understand it is a feature request (but I would have assumed it to be standard like with waze :-) ). Thanks for explaining though.
The other 2 points I will make a new post for that in the corresponding threads

thanks for making ABRP better with every update!


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anyone?