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What is Android Auto and Why is it Worth Having it in Your Car?

Car manufacturers are investing in Android Auto

Most major car manufacturers have ensured that their cars already have Android Auto built in. Those that haven’t yet, are making every effort to provide a compatible system as soon as possible.

With the presence of Android Auto to their vehicles, manufacturers can easily control the flow of data and take care of its synchronisation between the car and the smartphone. Furthermore, as the system is installed as part of the standard software, using it is made much easier.

In press releases, German car manufacturer Audi mentions that Android Auto is available for every Audi model from A3 to A8. In fact, all of the brand’s cars are compatible with Android Auto, starting with models that rolled off the production lines in 2016.

For older Audi models you can also install Android Auto:

It is estimated that around 40 manufacturers are working on introducing Android Auto to their customers or are already implementing the software. In addition, these brands are expanding the range of smartphones that support Android Auto. The solution is already available not only in the most expensive vehicles on the market. Cars in the A and B segments also have it.

Android Auto is already very common in new cars. Most vehicles that roll off production lines are compatible with this standard. However, if you’re not sure if your vehicle supports the standard, it’s a good idea to check the vehicle manufacturer’s website for details beforehand.

Updating your car

Interestingly, you can also implement Android Auto in older vehicles. However, this will require you to invest a little more money. More precisely, you will need to purchase a radio from a manufacturer of your choice that is compatible with the standard that Google offers.

Fortunately, almost all companies that matter on the market already communicate with Android Auto today. Depending on our vehicle and the chosen radio, it will be possible to synchronise data via Bluetooth wireless connectivity or via USB – microUSB or USB – USB-C cable connection.

It’s a great way to quickly enrich your vehicle not only with navigation, but also with a synchronisation mode (making and receiving) for phone calls and dedicated apps for listening to music, for example Spotify. The number of available apps continues to grow. This in turn means that Android Auto is giving drivers more and more features every year.