Wireless Car Head Unit Adapter, Android Auto 9/Earlier Compatibility Announced

Published December 29, 2023

This development enables vehicles with older infotainment systems to use Android Auto without cumbersome cables or wires. Specifically, the revamped app facilitates the connection between smartphones and dashboards that run Android Auto 9 or earlier.

More information about Carsifi is available at https://carsifi.com/

CEO Ihor Martsekha says that broad compatibility was a major factor when he and his team were developing Carsifi. This dongle, which uses both the latest WiFi and Bluetooth protocols, presents a cost-effective way of unlocking Android Auto's functionality without expensive dashboard updates.


According to S&P Global Mobility, the average age of light vehicles in the United States was 12.2 years in 2022 - a record high. This trend is due to several factors, including the high cost of new cars, the increasing reliability of older cars, and the growing popularity of ride-sharing services.

As such, motorists with older vehicles are at a disadvantage when it comes to smart car connectivity. Carsifi seeks to bridge this gap through its enhanced companion app, which offers step-by-step instructions for pairing phones with infotainment systems.


In addition to streamlining the setup process, the companion app also enables drivers to further customize settings. For instance, it can be used to change the WiFi password for greater security. Users can also configure the "Magic Button" on the device, assigning a different command to a different number of clicks.


Furthermore, Carsifi requires users to set up their connection only once; the device will remember a smartphone and connect with it automatically when within range. This dongle likewise supports multiple user profiles, a useful feature for households where family members share a vehicle. Hence, customers do not have to purchase a different adapter for different users, further lowering costs.

Martsekha says: "Our company was founded on the belief that all drivers deserve access to a smarter driving experience. Carsifi is a step toward that direction and our updated companion app expands on that vision. If your dashboard can run at least Android Auto 9, you can rest assured that our device will be compatible."

Carsifi is a product of a successful IndieGoGo and Kickstarter campaign. The device is exclusively available for purchase at https://carsifi.com/

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