Android Auto

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Android Auto is a mobile app developed by Google to mirror features from an Android device (e.g., smartphone) to a car's compatible in-dash information and entertainment head unit or to a dashcam.wikipedia
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Android (operating system)

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Android Auto is a mobile app developed by Google to mirror features from an Android device (e.g., smartphone) to a car's compatible in-dash information and entertainment head unit or to a dashcam. The most common way Android Auto is deployed is via an Android mobile device running the Android Auto app, acting as a master to a vehicle's dashboard head unit that supports this functionality.
In addition, Google has further developed Android TV for televisions, Android Auto for cars, and Wear OS for wrist watches, each with a specialized user interface.

Google

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Android Auto is a mobile app developed by Google to mirror features from an Android device (e.g., smartphone) to a car's compatible in-dash information and entertainment head unit or to a dashcam.
Google develops the Android mobile operating system, as well as its smartwatch, television, car, and Internet of things-enabled smart devices variations.

Google Assistant

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At CES 2018, Google confirmed that the Google Assistant would be coming to Android Auto later in the year.
The Assistant is also integrated in Android Wear 2.0, and will be included in future versions of Android TV and Android Auto.

Waze

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Waze
In August 2018, Waze introduced Android Auto support.

Google I/O

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Android Auto debuted at Google I/O 2014, and the app was released on 19 March 2015.

Dashcam

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Android Auto is a mobile app developed by Google to mirror features from an Android device (e.g., smartphone) to a car's compatible in-dash information and entertainment head unit or to a dashcam.
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Automotive head unit

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Android Auto is a mobile app developed by Google to mirror features from an Android device (e.g., smartphone) to a car's compatible in-dash information and entertainment head unit or to a dashcam. The most common way Android Auto is deployed is via an Android mobile device running the Android Auto app, acting as a master to a vehicle's dashboard head unit that supports this functionality.
Android Auto

Open Automotive Alliance

Android Auto is part of the Open Automotive Alliance announced in 2014, and is a joint effort between 28 automobile manufacturers, with Nvidia as tech supplier.
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Hyundai Sonata

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In May 2015, Hyundai became the first manufacturer to offer Android Auto support, making it available first in the 2015 Hyundai Sonata.
The dashboard was reshaped, with new air vents on the driver's side and a larger touch screen that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Android Lollipop

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Alongside Lollipop, the presentation focused on a number of new Android-oriented platforms and technologies, including Android TV, in-car platform Android Auto, wearable computing platform Android Wear, and health tracking platform Google Fit.

CarPlay

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CarPlay
The concept of CarPlay (and subsequently Android Auto) was based on the little known (and used) Apple iOS 4 feature called "iPod Out" that was the result of a joint development between the BMW Group's Technology Office USA in Palo Alto, California, and Apple Inc. The result of several years of exploratory cooperation, iPod Out enabled vehicles with the necessary infrastructure to "host" the analog video and audio from a supporting iOS device while receiving inputs, such as button presses and knob rotations from a car's infotainment system, to drive the "hosted" user interface in the vehicle's built-in display.

Mobile app

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Android Auto is a mobile app developed by Google to mirror features from an Android device (e.g., smartphone) to a car's compatible in-dash information and entertainment head unit or to a dashcam.

Smartphone

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Android Auto is a mobile app developed by Google to mirror features from an Android device (e.g., smartphone) to a car's compatible in-dash information and entertainment head unit or to a dashcam.

Global Positioning System

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Supported apps include GPS mapping/navigation, music playback, SMS, telephone, and web search.

Web mapping

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Supported apps include GPS mapping/navigation, music playback, SMS, telephone, and web search.

Automotive navigation system

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Supported apps include GPS mapping/navigation, music playback, SMS, telephone, and web search.

SMS

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Supported apps include GPS mapping/navigation, music playback, SMS, telephone, and web search.

Web search engine

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Supported apps include GPS mapping/navigation, music playback, SMS, telephone, and web search.

Speech recognition

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The system supports both touchscreen and button-controlled head unit displays, although hands-free operation through voice commands is encouraged to minimize driving distraction.

Nvidia

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Android Auto is part of the Open Automotive Alliance announced in 2014, and is a joint effort between 28 automobile manufacturers, with Nvidia as tech supplier.

Mobile device

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The most common way Android Auto is deployed is via an Android mobile device running the Android Auto app, acting as a master to a vehicle's dashboard head unit that supports this functionality.

User interface

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Once the user's Android device is connected to the vehicle, the head unit will serve as an external display for the Android device, presenting supported software in a car-specific user interface provided by the Android Auto app.

JVCKenwood

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In addition, on January 1, 2018, it was announced that JVCKenwood would be exhibiting wireless Android Auto-enabled head units at CES 2018, which would be capable of operating without the need for a wired connection.

Consumer Electronics Show

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At CES 2018, Google confirmed that the Google Assistant would be coming to Android Auto later in the year. In addition, on January 1, 2018, it was announced that JVCKenwood would be exhibiting wireless Android Auto-enabled head units at CES 2018, which would be capable of operating without the need for a wired connection.