Android Auto is a mobile app developed by Google that allows users to connect their Android smartphone to their car's dashboard display, allowing them to access certain phone features and apps while driving. It was designed to help drivers stay connected and focused on the road by providing a safe and convenient way to access important information and features from their phone while driving.
To use Android Auto, you'll need a compatible car or aftermarket in-dash display, an Android phone running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher, and the Android Auto app installed on your phone. Once you have all of these things, you can connect your phone to your car using a USB cable and start using Android Auto.
Android Auto provides a variety of features, including:
- Hands-free calling and messaging: You can use voice commands to make calls, send texts, and access your contacts list without taking your hands off the steering wheel.
- Navigation: Android Auto integrates with Google Maps, Waze, and other navigation apps to provide turn-by-turn directions and real-time traffic updates.
- Music and media: You can use Android Auto to access your music library, stream online radio, and listen to podcasts and audiobooks.
- Voice control: You can use voice commands to interact with Android Auto, search for things, and control your phone's settings.
Android Auto is available on a wide range of car models from various manufacturers, and it can also be added to older cars using aftermarket in-dash displays. It's a convenient and safe way to stay connected while driving, and it can help you avoid distractions and stay focused on the road.