google with Android Auto It is very well represented in the infotainment area and has established the platform as semi-standard for Android smartphones on spinning wheels. However, the future should belong to a different platform that is significantly more powerful and should spread rapidly in the next few years: Android Auto. The quick impression now shows that this is the right way to go.
A smartphone is no longer necessary
We are continuing the development of Google’s infotainment operating system Android Auto Here on the blog for a long time I have already explained the differences between Android Auto and Android Automotive in detail. In short: Android Auto is based on and operates on the smartphone connection, while Android Automotive can work independently and without a smartphone connection.
Android Automotive is much more deeply integrated into the vehicle’s non-safety infrastructure and thus provides accessibility options that would not be possible with Android Auto: display relevant vehicle information (speed, tank/battery level, maintenance data) and can do things like air conditioning, seat heating or In the future you also control window regulators and other things. However, the biggest advantage is that the car does not rely on a smartphone and therefore the driver can sit down and start immediately.
do not wait
No more waiting times, no annoying cable connections to the smartphone that might be required, no disconnects and connection problems, etc. Short second impression in AndroidPolice He describes it in Apple’s famous phrase: It just works. As a user or driver, you don’t want to worry about technology, you want to drive and use digital amenities.
When it comes to basic functions, Android Auto and Android Automotive are hardly different: there’s music, navigation (Google Maps and more), and the Google Assistant. Nothing else can and should not be used while driving anyway. Android Automotive also benefits greatly from the fact that it works on a large screen in vehicles and does not have to stress the small screens that car manufacturers have installed for many years (most to this day).
Gains in related functions are still very low according to the current situation, and this is also likely to be highly dependent on individual vehicle manufacturers and their implementation. The Android Auto start screen should also be able to be customized by car manufacturers and can vary quite from one model to another. Google does not set any major specifications, but only offers the platform and its applications. Depending on the manufacturer, this can be considered an additional plus point.
Summary: Android Automotive’s strengths lie in its independence from the smartphone, convenient use, and larger screens. Everything else will follow in the next few years – there are a lot of manufacturers interested.
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