While driving a vehicle, you should always focus on the road, but music and maps can make your journey better. We all look for a tool to manage our infotainment while driving. For more than 10 years, Google has been dedicated to automotive, with a mission of creating a safe and smooth connected experience in every vehicle. Android Auto is a tool that allows users to connect their phone to their car display. With Android Auto, you can control maps, media, messaging and use Google Assistant.
Android Auto is your smart driving companion that enables you to get entertained with the Google Assistant, connected and focused while you are driving. Android Auto is designed to make it easier to use apps that you love from your phone while you’re on the road with a simplified interface, large buttons and powerful voice actions.
The Google Assistant – Keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel, with the help of Google Assistant on Android Auto. Use your voice to play favourite songs, check the weather and find routes. To get started, you have to say “Hey Google” Let’s take a look at what you can do with Google Assistant on Android auto–
Say “Hey Google”.
Press steering wheel button.
Tap “App Icons”.
Tap “Mic Icon”.
Keep up with schedule – You can stay ahead of your schedule while remaining focused on the road by looking across your personal calendar.
Navigate– You can also use navigation tools to find a better way. What you can do-
Real time alerts with Google Maps
Find a Petrol in the way
Check availability of Electronic Vehicle charging.
Discover places on the way
Reserve parking for your arrival
Communicate – Stay connected by call and chat features with both hands free. It can read aloud your message. You can also write message using your voice. It helps in making driving less distractive. What you can do–
Use chat apps or communication apps
Entertain– Enjoy your ride with entertainment. You can control all the media with voice only.What you can do –
Listen to audio books.
Get the big picture– View everything on widescreen. It works with larger displays so that you can get more details as you ride–
Big map view
How to use Android Auto
Step 1: Check your Car – First, check that your car or stereo is compatible with Android Auto.
Step 2: Check your Phone – Android Auto is built in with android 10 or above which means you don’t need app. But if you have Android 9 or below, then you need the Android Auto to get started.
Step 3: Connect and drive – Now, connect your phone to your car wirelessly or with USB cable and see Android Auto on your car display.
Requirements to Run Android Auto on car display
An Android phone with Android 6.0 version or more with internet connection.
A vehicles or stereo which is compatible with Android Auto.
USB cable with high-quality.
A compatible phone and an aftermarket car stereo from JVC, Kenwood or Pioneer for wireless connection.
Requirements to Run Android Auto on phone screen
An Android phone running Android 6.0 or more with an internet connection. By looking at the “About device” section under “Settings” on your phone, you can check your phone’s software version.
A car mount for the phone (optional but recommended).
A USB cable (optional for charging).
List of Cars that Supports Android Auto-
Renault Samsung Motors
List of Compatible Stereos that Supports Android Auto
List of countries in which Google Assistant can be used with Android Auto
Connect your phone to your car display and your Android apps will show up car display quickly. Tap to get driving directions or use voice to send a text. Even call with your hands-free. Android Auto is created to help you focus on the road. And have fun along the way. Just plugin and you are good to go.