Android Auto: All You Need To Know

Android Auto 2.0

 

Technology everyday stays in our hands in the form of our mobiles. But if we want the same features and productivity while driving or in a car is somewhat difficult. To be connected with technology even in your car, there is a gadget that is Android Auto.

Make Your Car Smart

The Android Auto will stay in your dashboard but to use this, you need an Android smartphone. Released in the year 2015, Android Auto is only available for smartphones with Android version greater than 5.0 (Lollipop). Android Auto will make your car smarter by providing a wide range of features like:

  • GPS Mapping
  • Navigation
  • Messaging
  • Playing Music
  • Making calls
  • Using Internet
  • Touchscreen control 
  • Can be controlled by Voice commands too
Excellent for Navigation
Excellent for Navigation

Android Auto supports a lot of apps which range from entertainment, navigation and social networking. Some of the popular supported apps are:

  • Pandora 
  • iHeart Radio
  • Spotify
  • NPR Radio
  • Tune-in Radio
  • KIK Messenger
  • WhatsApp
  • Skype
  • Audible
  • Play Music and much more

Android Auto will interlink car's hardware and software. Users can access a wide range of data including:

  • GPS and Antennas
  • Sound system
  • Directional speakers
  • Wheel speed
  • Directional microphones
  • Car data will be available soon
Notifications
Notifications

Various Automakers are already supporting Android Auto and the list is growing. Here is the complete list of automakers that support Android Auto:

  1. Audi
  2. Bentley
  3. Chevrolet
  4. Honda
  5. Hyundai
  6. Renault
  7. Jeep
  8. Ford
  9. Fiat
  10. Volvo
  11. Suzuki
  12. Volkswagen
  13. Nissan
  14. Skoda
  15. TATA Motors

And the list goes on and on with Android roping in more automakers, unlike Apple which supports a few only. This was a huge improvement when compared to the number of supported automakers at its launch. The dashboard may not be suitable for all dashboards of cars and you need to contact them for support.

Seamless integration
Seamless integration 

 You can use a wide range of voice commands to control the device and some examples are:

  • Play some music
  • Give me directions to home
  • Call Mother
  • Send a message to Dad
  • Play "Bad Romance"
  • Open WhatsApp

Google is also looking to integrate Google Assistant with Android Auto to make operation much simpler and smarter. This may bring in a lot more features like integration with you smart devices in your home, linking all your accounts and improved navigation.

If you are looking to make your drive more fun and smarter, Android Auto must be your choice and with Google Assistant arrival leaked, looks like your car's dashboard will become much more smarter.

Tags: Google , Automobiles , Future

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