Android Auto works right on your phone screen, or on your car display. Android Auto is a simpler way to use your phone in the car. Whether on your phone screen or on your car display, Android Auto was designed with safety in mind. With larger touch targets, a simplified interface, and easy-to-use voice actions, it’s designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road.
On your phone screen: Download the Android Auto app on your phone and use Android Auto right on your phone screen. To use Android Auto on your phone screen, you’ll need an Android phone running 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher and the Android Auto app.
On your car display: Connect your Android phone to a compatible vehicle, and use Android Auto right on your car display. To use Android Auto on your car’s display, you’ll need an Android Auto compatible vehicle or aftermarket stereo, an Android phone running 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher and the Android Auto.
Android Auto’s goal is to make integration within phones and cars, and give drivers an easier way to access the information they need. There are now over 200 new car models supporting Android Auto offered from more than 50 brands, and many more launching every day.
But we know there are millions of older cars on the road that are not compatible with Android Auto, and many don’t have a screen at all. But Android’s aim is to bring the same connected experience to these drivers by introducing a new way to use Android Auto on your phone screen.
The new update allows anyone with an Android phone which is running 5.0 or later version to use a driver friendly interface. To access the key stuff you need on the road without the distraction of things that aren’t essential while driving such as directions, music and communications.
Whether your phone is connected to a compatible car display, or placed in a car mount on the dashboard, Android Auto brings your favorite apps and services into one place, making them accessible in safer and seamless ways. You can bring your music (Here, information regarding the tracks, albums, artists and etc is all moved to the center of the display.) with you with and make calls or send messages with hands-free voice commands. And also get turn-by-turn directions to your next destination with Google Maps.
This update also brings the ability to automatically start the app when the phone is paired with Bluetooth. While you can put your phone in any car mount, please keep an eye out for Bluetooth-supported car mounts which is coming soon to the Google Store. Enhancing the support for hands-free voice commands sooner and users will soon be able to easily access existing features like maps, music and messaging by just saying “Ok Google” so they can stay focused on the road.
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