Google introduces Android Auto compatibility for Android 5.0 Lollipop and higher; develops coverage to more car brands
Nov 28, 2016 03:24 AM EST
Google is hitting the headlines now as a result of its Android OS – first because of the 7.0 Nougat upgrade and now with Android Auto. With sovereign driving on the rise, the technology giant is making a great yet assuring risk using Android.
Android Auto can be a game-changer in autopilot technology, as it contains attributes that include linking smartphones for driving-related data collection.
Google started Android Auto as a theory way back on featuring conveniences that permit users to send commands from their Android smartphones to play with videos, tunes and control the navigation system within their cars.
Android Auto is a portion of the Open Automotive Alliance established on January 2014, the chief purpose of which would be to empower users to get complete control over the vehicle ‘s dash head unit and place in-car controls.
Back then, nevertheless, preceding Android variations on smartphones supply only limited support for Android Auto. Now, however, Google’s 7.0 Nougat upgrade for Android on smartphones supplies complete seamless support for Android Auto.
Android smartphones or tablet computers with Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher can run with Android Auto. Android Auto can begin running all of its programs after a compatible smartphone is stopped up on the vehicle ‘s USB port. At the moment, 28 car companies globally have expressed want to set up Android Auto, among which contains Hyundai, Fiat, and SEAT.
What is remarkable is the reality that Android Auto enables drivers to get minimal distractions while driving, and its own safety features are reachable via voice management. It enables users to start programs, response calls, and play with entertainment without touching the display.
Android Auto has several other notable characteristics: it can make and get calls, use voice control for web searches, and screen speed, distance, and fuel level.
Now, Android Auto has obtained support from various car companies. Google declared at a Tokyo press conference that it’d feature Android Auto in Volkswagen cars, and select Audi, BMW, Honda, Maserati, at the vanguard of making head units with Nissan and Panasonic.