Setting up Automotive UI

This guide provides instructions for using Automotive UI in your car.

Launching Automotive UI

Tap the Automotive UI icon (🇳) at the bottom of the Carluex home screen.

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You will now see the Automotive UI home screen.

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Changing the UI scale

The user interface may not completely fit on your car's display depending on its size and resolution.
You can change the scale for a better experience.

  • Open the settings menu.
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  • Select Developer Settings.
  • Scroll down the list until you see UI Scaling Mode.
ui-scale
  • Click UI Scaling Mode, and select manual.
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  • Then select Manual UI Scale Factor from the same menu.
ui-scale
  • Here you can change the Scale Factor:
    • The default value is set to 1.0.
    • Decrease the UI size by setting a value under 1.0.
    • Increase the UI size by setting a value above 1.0.
  • Try out various values until you are satisfied with the UI size on your display. Hint: start with small changes e.g. from 1.0 to 0.9.

Restarting Automotive UI

Please follow the next instructions to stop or restart the Automotive UI application.

  • Bring up the Carluex menu.
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  • Click the 4th menu option.
  • Focus Automotive UI in the list of open applications.
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Updating Automotive UI

Please make sure you have configured the Google Play store, otherwise you will not receive updates.

If a new version of Automotive UI is available, you will be notified when launching the application.

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Click the Update button if you want to start updating the application, otherwise defer the update by pressing the X at the top right corner of the screen.

update

After the download and installation have been concluded, the Automotive UI will restart.