Setting up Carluex

This guide provides instructions for getting started with your Carluex device.

Connecting Carluex to your car

  • Connect the Carluex device to your infotainment system over USB.
  • While booting the LED on the device is red, it will turn blue once it's up and running.
  • The Carluex home screen will appear after boot-up.
carluex homescreen

The Carluex user interface

First, let's see how to control the Carluex device. At any time, you can tap the screen and a round icon will appear on the right side of the screen.

carluex homescreen

You can hold and drag the round icon to reposition it.

carluex homescreen

Tap the icon and a menu will pop up.

carluex homescreen

Clicking the Home icon (🏠) will bring you back to the Carluex home screen.

Setting up connectivity

If you have received a Carluex device as part of the Automotive Beta Program and are located in Europe or the United States, you can skip this step as it comes with an integrated SIM card.

In order to use online services while driving you will need to create a Wifi hotspot on your phone, and connect Carluex to your Wifi hotspot.

  • Click the Settings icon (⚙️) at the bottom of the Carluex home screen.

carluex homescreen
  • Navigate to Settings > Network and Internet.
carluex settings
  • Connect to the hotspot you created by selecting Internet.
carluex settings

Configuring Google Play

To receive updates for Automotive UI, you will need to set up your Google account in the Google Play Store.

  • Click the Google Play icon (▶️) at the bottom of the Carluex home screen.
carluex homescreen

Login with your Google account:

  • Tap the Sign in button.
carluex homescreen
  • Enter your email address password and tap next.
carluex homescreen
  • Accept the terms and conditions.

Configure automatic updates:

  • At the top right, tap the profile icon.
  • Scroll down to Settings.
  • Select Settings > Network Preferences > Auto-update apps.
  • Select an option:
    • Over any network to update apps using either Wi-Fi or mobile data.
    • Over Wi-Fi only to update apps only when connected to Wi-Fi.
carluex homescreen

Please continue with setting up Automotive UI if you are done setting up your Carluex device.