Raspberry Pi 💖 Android Auto

Crankshaft is a turnkey solution for the Raspberry Pi that transforms it to an Android Auto head unit for your car. Android will display your apps on the gorgeous 7-inch screen and gives you a car-optimized interface. Crankshaft helps you to drive distraction-free!
It is designed to be an easy, fun and affordable project you can finish in a weekend morning.

Some (outdated) demos: In-car, Features.

Latest version: NG Alpha-7.5 - Released 2022-06-29.
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Crankshaft Open Auto GNU/Linux - Open source Android Auto for your old car!

Why crankshaft?

Not a sheep either

Can I trust it to work?

It is alpha-level software, so no. It's not an official or even related to or certified by Google or Android. It's totally a hobby. But we hope you give it a try and have fun with it when it's safe to do so.

If you're a developer who is able to compile software on Linux, you can try to follow OpenAuto's instructions even when Crankshaft doesn't work on your custom hardware.

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