Driving on Indian roads is nothing less than battling forces in a war zone. You might be following the rules but can you guarantee the same for fellow drivers around you? And we cannot deny the fact that using a phone while driving is one of the biggest reason for road accidents.
That said, what can be done to avoid troubles on roads and still stay connected to world. One solution can be Android Auto 2.0 smartphone app. The app will help you access the most important phone features without losing focus on driving.
Let's find out how.
Support for Car’s Screen and your Android phone
Google has solved the biggest problem with Android Auto. The previous version was compatible with limited cars and stereo sets but the new update allows anyone with an Android phone (running 5.0 or later) to access their favorite and most used apps and services right onto your smartphone screen, mounted on a car holder.
Driver friendly interface
Google has redesigned the app with large and easy-to-read fonts. The text, symbols and icons have been given an eye catchy but simple to understand typography. Drivers can simply mount the phone on a car holder and can access information without any struggle that will help them focus on driving.
The information is presented in a card-based interface that shows only relevant information so that the driver can stay focused and connected at the same time.
Supported Apps and Services
With Android Auto 2.0, you can only access relevant services that are required while driving like Maps, Music and Communication. You can access time, date, temperature, Google maps directions, access incoming calls, messages, etc.
Besides you can bring your music with apps like Spotify, Pandora or Google Play Music.
Support for Hands-free voice commands
Google on its blog have also mentioned that the company is enhancing the support for hands-free voice commands in the coming weeks. Users will soon be able to easily access existing features like maps, music and messaging by just saying "Ok Google".
This will also allow you to make calls or send messages with hands-free voice commands.
App start automatically if paired with a Bluetooth device
The latest update to Android Auto also brings the ability to automatically start the app when the phone is paired with Bluetooth. So, in case you have a Bluetooth-supported car mount, you just need to mount the phone and it will automatically display the Android Auto 2.0 screen with important apps.