Google has released the Android for Cars App Library into an open beta, for any developer, giving developers the ability to design, develop, and test navigation, parking or charging apps on Android Auto.
Developer Emil Borconi-Szdressy recently launched an Indiegogo campaign for an AAWireless USB dongle that adds wireless Android Auto to your existing car. You’ll need a car infotainment system with wired Android Auto support. While that’s increasingly commonplace, it does rule out upgrading an older ride.
A new music app specifically designed for Android Auto has just been released. Auri Music is an offline music player that comes with shuffle support, a favorite option that you can use while driving, as well a search feature to look for a specific song in your entire library.
Audioburst today announced the release of two new offerings centred around the use of voice. Audioburst Auto, an Android app which focuses on delivering tailored playlists and hands-free voice search to today's drivers, is being released on Android Auto.
Mazda is now offering owners of older vehicles the ability to upgrade their infotainment systems to ones that are compatible with both Apple's CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto. Vehicles equipped with Mazda Connect from the 2014 model year and newer are eligible for a dealer-installed upgrade with smartphone integration capabilities. But it's not a free update.
Sony today announced the AV Center XAV-AX210 at the Mobile Electronics Association's KnowledgeFest 2018. The XAV-AX210 adds iDatalink Maestro support to the 6.4-inch display, which allows you a new way to connect the car's audio without losing the original functionality of the infotainment system
Mazda has announced that its 2018 Mazda 6 mid-size sedan will soon be Apple CarPlay- and Android Auto-compatible = and retrofittable. Beginning in September, dealers will be able to retrofit Touring, Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve, and Signature trim levels of its mid-size sedan with a kit that adds Apple and Android compatibility to the automaker's built-in infotainment system.
In an integration highlighting the increasing connection between cars and the home, Hyundai is demonstrating compatibility with the company's Blue Link Agent for the Google Assistant.
Ford is expanding its SYNC 3 connectivity platform Ã¢â‚¬â€œ allowing compatibility of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Ã¢â‚¬â€œ throughout its entire 2017 U.S. vehicle lineup of cars, SUVs, light trucks and electrified vehicles.
Hyundai is adding smartphone integrations to several existing models today, via do-it-yourself installation. The software update compatible with CarPlay and Android Auto is now available at no cost through MyHyundai.com.