The commercial website SpiritCar.com has interesting, in-depth, information on using Android Auto in your vehicle. Automotive technology is changing so fast these days that it’s helpful to have tutorials such as this one. Check it out. Here are the opening paragraphs:
Android Auto makes many of Android’s best smartphone features available in cars. It allows you to call, send text messages, and navigate from location to location.
In essence, you could emulate most of the features of your Android smartphone on your car’s touch screen.
And to make things better, the New York Times’ tech blog Wirecutter studied the safe use of smartphones while driving and declared that Android Auto can “make phone use less dangerous and improve your overall driving experience.”
If Android Auto enhances safety and overall driving experience, how do I make the most of it? If you are looking for the answer to this question, you have come to the right place because this article provides 14 tips on taking full advantage of Android Auto.
What Is Android Auto?
Android Auto is an app that allows users to mirror their smartphones on their car infotainment systems.
Google says of the app, “Android Auto brings apps to your phone screen or car display so you can focus while you drive.” The same source adds, “You can control features like navigation, maps, calls, text messages, and music.”
According to Google, “If your vehicle is not compatible with Android Auto on your car display, you can accomplish many of the same tasks using Google Assistant’s driving mode on your phone.”
Writing for the UK’s AutoExpress.co.uk, Steve Walker explains the significance of Android Auto. He writes, “Car makers often find it difficult to keep up with the relentless progress of smartphones and apps. It means that as soon as a car’s launched, features like the navigation and entertainment systems are already obsolete, and drivers just end up using their phones instead.”
Walker says that Android Auto helps manufacturers solve this problem by incorporating “an interface which means the car’s infotainment system harnesses the power of your phone, mirroring the phone’s apps on the car’s infotainment screen and allowing you to control its functions using the car’s buttons and microphones.”
Now that we have a good idea of what Android Auto is, let’s look at how you can best take advantage of its features.