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Old 04-27-2011, 09:55 AM   #9
lampcord
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Originally Posted by TitaniumToy View Post
I'm interested in seeing how well this solution would work: Take and Android smartphone running Google Navigation, and plug in the video output from the phone into to the VGA input in the center console. Hopefully Sync could completely control the Google Nav Application, although probably not through MFT, but through voice commands or the steering wheel controls.
I was thinking exactly the same thing!

I have an Android with a video out cable and I was going to run Google Nav and plug it into the VGA input and see what happens. Since the car has a USB charging port it will be perfect as I won't even be using up my battery.

Ever since I've had the phone, I have been using its nav instead of my Civic's because its way better and it includes traffic info. In fact, I just used the Nav on my phone two days ago to find the Ford dealership after failing to find it on my Civic's nav. Being able to plug it into the display is just a bonus.
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