Android Auto Features

Will we be reshaped, refined or defined in the future by Android Auto features?

We all are aware that the world of smart phones has shaped the way we live today. If you go back to the days where the smartphone’s presence was not in the play, you will probably remember how hard it was for you to find a certain place. You had to refer papers, ask from the commuters, or the shop owners to get to the right destination. But now it’s easy as smartphones have brought a solution for with Google maps. But using smartphones while driving for navigation distracts you and may even lead to major accidents. Therefore Apple & Google, introduced Apple maps and Android Auto; feature in can which you access your phone on the car’s in built infotainment system. But what differentiates it from your Android phone? what Android Auto features bring you? Here is what you should know.

Android auto boasts about more than 400 car models being compatible to it. It has got a similar shape of Apple CarPlay with bit of android phone’s functionality. You may message, listen to a song or even get directions to a place from where you are by just dictating your phone what you want.

Android compatible cars come with compatible knobs and voice controls. So that you don’t have to gaze in your phone and keep your hand busy with it. For example, if you want to start navigation, press and hold the voice controls on the steering wheel or you may simply say “OK Google”

Maps

Android auto map icon

We all know that Android Auto is from Google. So it has google maps on it which has a huge database of locations compared to Apple maps and it further gives you the fastest route as well as the real time traffic alerts. What is important to note is that Android Auto is not limited only to Google maps, it has also given chance for you to have a third party map like Waze which is popular these days.

Calls 

android Auto call icon

You can command Google Assistant to dial a contact in your phone book on your behalf. And the conversation will happen through your car’s speakers.  Therefore the calling experience in your car is more smarter with Android Auto as it does not distract you from focusing on the road.

Messages

Android auto sms icon

Android Auto takes the course of reading, replying and composing texts for you. All you need to do is, just dictate and say the message you want to be typed or read.

Google Play Music

Google Play Music showing android auto features

You can simply ask your google assistant to play your favorite playlist or a specific artist or song.

This can be used either by blue tooth or via a lightening cable plugged into the infotainment system. But most of the car’s for now are not supported to untethered way. If you would like to know in what ways that you can increase your driving pleasure with Android Auto, Click Android Auto Compatible apps.

 

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