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Or does it work with bluetooth as well?

Just seems that if the cable is needed, then what's the point of the wireless charging option.
 

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The -current- version of Android Auto only works with a cable. Some day in the future an update may allow wireless but who knows.

Wireless charging in the car is a 'gimick'. Wireless charging is only HALF the speed of wired charging, and unless you are on a long trip, its not going to charge much. It may save some wear/tear on the USB port however.

Also, you can't use your phone when its wireless charging because you'd have to pick it up off the charger.

I use wireless charging at at home (at night) when not using the phone. I also have a pad at work when I'm sitting at my desk. But I have no interest in getting one for the car.
 

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Hmm...

Seems like that shouldn't be a difficult thing to do these days. Wireless connection seems very basic at this point.
 

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Both Apple and Google have announced intention to add wireless capability. Apple, apparently, has the underpinnings in iOS. Who knows if Honda will add this capability to their side on a model already released. I wouldn't hold my breath. They haven't even fixed bugs yet much less added features.

Remoting a display with real time responsiveness to touch screen and user action over wireless is not a trivial software/communications problem. The wireless connection is the easy part. Pushing all the data necessary to paint a screen and doing it fast enough and with latency low enough to be usable for interactive use is a whole other problem.
 

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Remoting a display with real time responsiveness to touch screen and user action over wireless is not a trivial software/communications problem. The wireless connection is the easy part. Pushing all the data necessary to paint a screen and doing it fast enough and with latency low enough to be usable for interactive use is a whole other problem.
Exactly. Ever used Apple AirPlay? Sure it works but there is a very noticeable delay to everything on the remote screen and that is with a higher speed wireless connection that what Bluetooth can possibly do. Apple has it working for CarPlay but they will not let anyone show it off yet so it must not be quite ready still at this point. I personally prefer the good old reliable cable connection over the ever buggy wireless standards. I say this as a person employed in the IT industry too.

I have Bluetooth in my car now and have never once paired my phone,mthats what a cable is for. Funny for a guy who has carried three smartphones at a time to use a cable I suppose lol. Still sad there is no audio input on the Civic this time around, I'll hate having to mess with Bluetooth. Have to get some NFC stickers in the car and set them so it enables Bluetooth when I toss my phone in the console and then disable it when I pick up my phone I guess.
 

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I heard about a far faster successor to Wi-Fi coming out called Li-Fi. Do you think with that coming to market that we'll see improvements with Bluetooth or has it reached its capacity?
 
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