In the past, our cars had a fairly basic radio system, and it was later upgraded that it can support CDs, then we started to see more car manufacturers introducing screens that display more information and can even be used to broadcast the video when reversing, and these days, Our cars are getting smarter with technology, like System Android Auto from Google, allowing us to link our phones to our cars for expanded capabilities with a more familiar operating system.
For those unfamiliar, Android Auto is basically Google’s answer to car infotainment systems, where instead of every carmaker who uses their own software, Android Auto – which is based on Android – offers a familiar interface in addition to the apps you already use, such as Maps Gmail, Gmail, and more.
So why would you choose to use Android Auto instead of the automaker’s default system? For starters, safety first. Due to the fact that Android Auto is linked and synchronized with our smartphones, this means that drivers can focus more on driving, as information from our phones, such as incoming calls or messages, can now be displayed on the screen of the car running Android Auto. You can also control and interact with it via the steering wheel controls if supported by the vehicle manufacturer.
Since Android Auto is based on the Android system, you will also be able to access features like Google Assistant, where you can use your voice to interact with your device such as making calls, sending messages, navigating, etc. There will also be support for the apps that you may already use on your smartphone, (Pandora), (Spotify) and (Waze), to name a few.
This will save users time having to learn a whole new system, especially when it comes to navigation apps, as sometimes the apps compiled by the automakers are not up-to-date and do not provide real-time information.
When it comes to luxury cars with Android Auto infotainment system, Audi cars come to mind. Where it is distinguished (Audi Q8Android Auto infotainment system with dual touch screen with 10.1 inch top screen and 8.6 inch bottom screen. The upper screen is capable of handling voice, smartphone navigation and integration, while the lower screen covers features such as climate, seat adjustment, various shortcuts as well as handwriting recognition.