Starting today you don’t even need to have a car that is compatible with Android Auto. All you need is THE smartphone. The latest update from Google will allow anyone with Android phone running 5.0 or newer software version to use “a driver friendly interface to access the key stuff you need on the road â€• directions, music, communications â€• without the distraction of things that aren’t essential while driving.” How simple is that?
For short, customers will use Android Auto functions without having a modern car with display, or even without a car at all. The update comes with Spotify, Pandora, or Google Play Music, and hands-free voice commands. Google Maps is also there so you don’t need to panic.
Google explains the update also brings the ability to automatically start the app when the phone is paired with Bluetooth, while enhanced support for hands-free voice commands is coming in the next few weeks.
Here is the full list of vehicles compatible with the new Google system — https://www.android.com/auto/#hit-the-road