MY10 - Audi Music Interface thru RNS-E
I've been meaning to go through this for a while, but prompted by Staz, here's a selection of pics showing how the AMI system works with MY10 A3/S3s.
It's night time here atm, so the pics aren't the best, but they should be okay.
iPod sits inside the glove box in a space that probably takes up as much space as the old CD stacker. There's a tray for the iPod and a cable goes from the iPod to the flap shown to the left of frame.
Once connected, select the iPod by pressing the Media button and selecting Source.
The connectivity and structure is pretty much the same as the iPod itself, you just use the main button on the RNS-E to scroll through the options.
Trap for young players ... when connection is made to the iPod it automatically plays the first song in the first album of the first artist. So, it pays to doctor the artist title on at least one track in iTunes, otherwise your wife's ABBA collection starts to play, haha.
In this example I have selected the Artist grouping, scrolling through a loooooooong list using is a major PITA. When selecting numbers from the phone book it is possible to find an entry by selecting the first initial etc. It would be great if the AMI could do this too. Or be touch screen, but that is another matter altogether.
Select the Artist and all albums are shown. Just like on the iPod you can select to play all if you wish.
Scroll down one more level to access a full album.
Current song being played displayed in white with time elapsed shown.
Select the Control option to access repeat, shuffle options etc.
Track info, via Control screen.
Repeat options, via Control screen. The icon in the header, next to the iPod icon indicates the selected folder (album) will be repeated. When selected this repeat option stays active after selecting a new album or playlist.
If you press the Setup button below the main screen there is only one option available...
...and it looks like this. Still only shows time elapsed, and not time remaining as well.
This is what you see through the DIS. The track name doesn't scroll either, so its a bit cabbage having such a small number of characters in view.
If you have an iPod the AMI is a pretty nifty setup, albeit, like the iPod itself it does have some limitations.
A couple of caveats. As you can see from the first pic my iPod is pretty old skool now, so I'm not sure if a newer iPod a) has improved functionality and b) if it does if that can then be accessed via AMI. Stands to reason that it would.
I also have no other experience with other iPod connections, other than a simple aux in plug, so am not sure how good this system is compared to other offerings.
Any questions, please ask and I'll see if I can answer them or find an answer for you.