I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas of how possible this idea of mine is.
Currently, im using my regular android phone ( samsung ), to connect to the car ( VW ) with the usb cable and run the Android Auto app on it, so that i can use the navigation ( google maps, offline maps ).
Since it requires me to physically connect the phone every time, i was wondering if i could set up a raspberry pi to be used in place of the phone ?
Idealy, the raspberry would have to run android, be able to install android auto apk on it, and have a gps module ( im guessing a random usb one would do ? ).
Now the question i have is...would this even work? Since most of what i've read so far is that the raspberry doesnt like to be in usb client mode, like the phone is ? Is this a dealbreaker for androidauto or not? And would the GPS module hog all the power so that the usb wouldnt be able to power everything?
The car also supports MirrorLink if its doable with that.