Aston Martin DBS/DB9 Android Auto. The stock Aston Martin DB9/DBS/Vantage Satellite Navigation had poor reviews when the car was first launched in 2004, now nearly 20 years later it is very dated and difficult to use. The Audio system although it sounds good is fiddly to use and can only use AM/FM radio or CDs.
I chose to have Aston Installations fit a Carplay/Android Auto system to my DB9S. This consists of a unit that allows a mobile phone to connect with the onboard audio and display screen to use the phone’s satnav systems such as Google Maps and also play audio such as Spotify etc. It comes with a controller that sits hidden in the ashtray between the front seats.
I also chose to have the upgraded higher resolution screen, listed as HD but really just higher resolution than stock, and also front and rear cameras to help with parking and reversing. There are 2 additional switches in the Ashtray in addition to the Android Auto controller. One switch switches between Original Sat Nav, Android Auto and the front camera, the reverse camera comes on automatically with reverse gear. The other switch changes between different views on the front camera.
I use Android Auto and the phone connects using wireless and works faultlessly.