Monday, March 23, 2015

Google has released a mobile application for Android Auto – PC Week / RE

Google has released a special application for Android Auto, which allows smartphones running Android 5.0 and above to connect to the corresponding in-vehicle infotainment systems. Android Auto can transmit data about running applications on your phone (Google Maps, Messages, Google Play Music, Kik, Pandora, Spotify, Soundcloud, etc.) On-board systems are compatible, and the data are displayed on the automotive displays with an interface that is tailored for drivers.

With the help of Google Maps has become possible phased free navigation with lane guidance, traffic conditions, and other attractions. There are voice control of calls and SMS-messages, as well as information on traffic, weather, and more. d. In addition to This control can be carried out remotely stereo directly from your mobile device running Android.

So far, the issue of on-board infotainment systems for cars with the support of Android Auto is engaged only in the company Pioneer, in the range of which there are several of these models. For example, the new entry-level receiver for car codenamed AVH-4100NEX. Its price is $ 700. The novelty is now available in the US, UK and Australia.

Recall that in late 2014, it became known that Google is developing a new version of Android – Android M, which will be embedded directly in cars , it is planned to release in about a year. Android M will allow the OS to be not only complement and complete the car. If the development of the company will be successful, Android will become the standard system is responsible for entertainment and navigation functionality cars. This will strengthen Google’s position in the new market where it can compete with Apple CarPlay.


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