Assisting the Driver: From Android Phones to Android Cars (Google I/O ’17)

Assisting the Driver: From Android Phones to Android Cars (Google I/O ’17)


Cars are rapidly transforming into connected, intelligent machines and provide a new opportunity for enabling a rich app ecosystem. However, cars still represent a challenging environment: driver distraction, varying screen sizes & shapes, different input mechanisms, local regulations, and much more. Android Auto enables developers to deliver seamless experiences that reach millions of drivers through the ever-increasing number of Android Auto compatible cars and the new standalone phone app. We’ve made great progress so far, but this is just the beginning for Android in cars with a lot more on the road ahead. In this session we’ll talk about recent developments, and an exciting preview of what’s ahead, as we integrate Android, the ecosystem, and the Google Assistant more deeply into cars.

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7 Comments on "Assisting the Driver: From Android Phones to Android Cars (Google I/O ’17)"


  1. "Waze is now hitting beta" … No, just no, it isn't. A beta forum was opened, let's be precise please

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  2. "Today anyone with an Android Auto compatible car can see the beginnings of this vision at work with access to their favorite Android apps right from the car's display"
    That's just a huge pile of bull. You have to release Android Auto to the world before anyone with a compatible car can use it.
    Car manufacturers will have given up on Android Auto long before you get it on the market.

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  3. Android Auto isn't really as powerful as Android itself. I don't get why the need to have it.
    There are even multimedia parts that people can buy to add to their car, that are based on Android itself (sadly quite old versions), yet they have more features than Android Auto.

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  4. 35:21 how are you going to pick up the food if no one is at home to pay for the food?

    These examples aren't very good, they seem to be pointless tasks that you'd never really do in the real world.

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