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Android Auto

The hands-free integration of Android devices into a vehicle's in-dash head unit. Governed by the Open Automotive Alliance and starting with Android Version 5.0 (Lollipop), Android Auto lets drivers and passengers use Google to ask a question, employ Google Maps and play music via Google and other compatible apps. Introduced in 2014, cars began to deploy Android Auto in 2015. Contrast with CarPlay.


Google Maps on the Dash
Cars with Android Auto do not need a built-in navigation system to give the driver a larger readout of Google Maps. This 2017 Honda CR-V actually has a built-in nav but also supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
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All phone-based applications can be controlled via voice or steering wheel controls or the car's touch screen ensuring the entire interaction with Android Auto content is both safe and easy.
The model is equipped with a hybrid drive unit that has been modified from the second-generation Chevrolet Volt, available with a MyLink radio and seven-inch diagonal colour touch screen that integrates with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, a rear vision camera, lane keep assist, front pedestrian braking and low speed front automatic braking.
It allows smartphone users to connect with applications such as navigation, hands-free messaging and more through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
The 2016 Passat also includes a new touch-screen infotainment system that, when combined with available VW Car-Net App-Connect, allows for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.
It is also one of the first vehicles from a mainstream manufacturer to get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, available through a new version of the IntelliLink infotainment system.
3inch touchscreen on top of the dashboard but even if you stick with the standard centre dash infotainment screen, you'll get an up-to-theminute set-up able to support the latest Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
For just PS145, you can get their Full Link, which gives you access to Apple Car Play, Android Auto or Mirror Link, depending on the make of your smartphone.
All new Civic Coupes, from the well-equipped LX to the new, line-topping Touring trim, also receive significant upgrades to interior style, with soft-touch materials and high-grade finishes, along with a bevy of new standard and available features, including the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies as well as both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The SP:01 comes equipped with an app-based system called 'SAMI' (Smartphone Application Managed Infotainment), which utilises Android technology and is fully compatible with Android Auto, providing safe access to a host of apps and internet functionality.
Features available in the region are for infotainment systems like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto where the smartphone has be linked to the system via cable.
5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- While Android Auto and Apple CarPlay work well as standalone systems for consumers, these systems do not provide all the infotainment sources consumers want; though declining, usage of and interest in traditional radio is still primary.
There's no mention of Android Auto but the system does offer MirrorLink so you can display your apps on the touchscreen.