(Mashable) – Google has announced Android Auto is now available in compatible cars across the United States, UK and Australia.
Android Auto is a system that works with an Android 5.0+ device and a car’s head unit or infotainment system to allow a driver to call, get directions, listen to music and a range of other functions.
According to a statement by the company, the first integrated units available in the U.S. are Pioneer’s AVIC-8100NEX, AVIC-7100NEX, and AVH-4100NEX aftermarket systems, in the UK are the AVIC-F77DAB, AVIC-F70DAB, AVH-X8700BT models and in Australia drivers need to snap up Pioneer’s AVIC-F70DAB and AVH-X8750BT systems.
Android Auto is built to minimize the amount of glances and button presses by the driver, and is designed to appear more like a typical in-car system rather than a mobile device. It will integrate the apps on your Android device along with loads of Google features such as Maps, Search, Play Music and voice. It also supports a range of popular music apps, outside Google Play Music, such as Pandora and Spotify.