With Android Auto and Android Automotive, Google has played an increasingly important role on your car’s display in recent years. Developments of course continue and both systems are getting some new functionality.
For those who are lost, Android Auto is Android’s way of displaying the contents of your phone on your car’s screen, similar to Apple’s Carplay. Android Automotive is an embedded infotainment system that can be purchased by the car manufacturers themselves and is used by Volvo, Renault and others. There is now news to report for both systems. Android Auto – which comes with your phone – will have the option to display apps from Webex and Zoom. So “hold a conference” from the car, and of course without a video image.
For Android Automotive, the news is more in the entertainment space. The number of video apps possible with Amazon Prime in Volvo, Polestar and Renault vehicles is expanded here. Of course, safety is not forgotten here either: the video display is intended for and limited to stationary cars. In the same context, Google is also working on providing a new internet browser.
Owners of cars using Google Automotive also enjoy an app from “The Weather Channel,” which allows viewing not only the on-site weather report, but also the weather during a specific trip.
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