Android Auto Will Arrive in New Cars by Year’s End
After remarking on the prominent use of smartphones in America while people are driving—“even though that is illegal,” Google’s Patrick Brady quipped—Google unveiled Android Auto, an initiative to connect Android phones to in-car screen and microphone systems. Brady said it would arrive in new cars by the end of 2015.
“Android Auto will make it easier and safer to use the connected services drivers want in a car,” Brady said, listing the most popular kinds of apps used by drivers: navigation, communication, music, and streaming media.
“Android puts these front and center so you don’t have to find the apps that are most important to you in the car,” Brady said. “Most importantly, Android Auto is completely voice enabled, so you can keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.”