Now drivers can perform all the work simultaneously such as replying to a message or receiving a call while driving without distracting their mind by the help of a new development called Android Auto. Android Auto is an app developed by Google which can also be called as android for car. This is a mobile app that has been released very recently in March 19, 2015. This feature provides in-car access to all the mobile functionalities such as calling, messaging, navigation, playing music, voice search and much more. This app runs on android 5.0 lollipop version. This app is made to ensure safe driving. Both the head unit display touch screen and button controlled are supported by this app but hands free operation with only voice command is safer than any other options. The main aim of this app is to maintain safe driving by not distracting the mind of driver using the steering wheel control and voice actions.
How Android Auto works ?
Android Auto is not embedded into the car rather it is an app of mobile which is supported by cars. For any car to support this Android auto feature it should have built-in support for Android Auto platform. As you connect your phone with all those supported cars this Android auto feature will be visible to you.
This Android auto allows users to perform various actions in their phone without touching the phone. You can receive calls, listen to music, change track, and adjust the volume without removing hands from steering wheel as android auto supports the steering wheel control. Droid auto has built in Android L and it looks exactly like android. It has a new look and material design principle that were shown at Google I/O. This is a Google’s own app and the looks are well accepted with a big touch area in the car. But the look of a third party app will vary depending upon the developers.
Automobile manufacturers who have planned to build Android Auto platform in their cars are, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Maserati, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Volkswagen, Volvo etc.
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