Not exactly what you are looking for. But I thought I would mention that the Amazon Echo Auto + Alexa app does work on /e/OS sans any google services. Allowing for hands free navigation, hands free music, etc in the car.
It doesn’t solve the display issue. (I use a magnetic phone mount in my car.)
And of course there are obviously known privacy concerns with Amazon.
Just an Update. I took my Poco F3 and flashed the latest 0.23 dev Build onto it. I noticed that Android Auto using NikGapps AddOns isn’t flashable anymore due to the Fact that the System Partition has no available Space on it. This is exactly the same when flashing my Mi8 again. Anyone else encountered this “Problem”? Tried fixing Partition with TWRP but didn’t help. PocoF3 has 128GB of Storage Space, so it should be some space availabe. Don’t know about the Partition Layout.
Is there, perhaps, some open implementation of android auto? While the NikGapps sounds OK, it still requires g maps, g speech and g search on the phone, which sort of defeats the purpose of having /e/ in the first place…
I know of no solution, but I think that this is generally possible.
Gmaps can be replaced by a different navigation app (I know of Here WeGo, TomTom, and Waze). Speech is not needed at all (might has to be replaced by a dummy app). I have no idea where exactly the Google app itself would be needed, so maybe a dummy app can also do the job.
Did some quick reading on the MicroG github, and from what I can tell, Android Auto would most likely have to be installed as a system app by /e/ themselves in one form or another. Option 2 or 3 won’t preinstall Android Auto, but makes it available should the user desire it later. Option 3 would probably be the best way for /e/ to do it so users who don’t want anything Google on their devices aren’t forced to have it. But again, the /e/ team would have to do this.
I am on LOS19 for microG right now. With apply that Magisk module my result was mixed:
Phone connects to car and AA is shown in car display. Maps is shown as icon but not opened on car’s screen.
Anyhow, I tested this offline (no wifi, no mobile data), later one the idea is to disable the ethernet access by firewall.
It would be interesting what to do, to have a minimal setup to have a navigation mirrored on screen of car. So without (or passive) gmaps, gapp, speech.
I’m not sure I understand the problem here; is it the same as mine?
I have just bought a new car. Unfortunately, no GPS… just android auto.
I have a FairPhone 4 on which I have installed /e/OS (version 1.10) as I don’t want google in my life.
To project the phone onto the car screen, I think I need to install Android Auto. If App Lounge doesn’t offer this, then my data will probably go to google (which I don’t want).
What is the alternative to projecting the phone onto the screen? Is there a way to install android Auto on /e/OS? What data is likely to go to google?
Thank you for your help