No technology since the invention of Bluetooth hands-free has changed how we work in our vehicles as much as smartphone integration technology like Android Auto. This smartphone interface solution lets you use the common functions of your phone while driving by talking to it. Let’s look at a few options for adding Android Auto to your car or truck.
Add Android Auto to Your Vehicle
Dozens of multimedia receivers from Sony, Kenwood and JVC include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay phone integration. You can choose from a simple digital media receiver up to a modern navigation-equipped unit with a high-resolution screen. We also have several floating-face radios that look like what you’d find in a new Mercedes-Benz. These designs have screen sizes between 8 and 11 inches.
If you drive a vehicle with a complex infotainment system, we offer vehicle-specific upgrades from companies like ZZ-2 that add Android Auto and CarPlay to your factory screen. All you have to do is change inputs and press a button, and you can use voice commands with ease.
Communicate Easily While Driving
Android Auto lets you send text messages without having to touch the screen or your phone. You can say, “Send a message to Dave,” and the system will ask you what you want to say. Once you’ve completed the message, the system will play it back to make sure your words were captured correctly. You can also ask Android Auto to read incoming messages. The system will offer to let you send a reply once it’s done.
Making phone calls is equally easy. You can ask the system to call someone in your contacts or let it find the phone number for a business by searching the internet.
Of course, what fun is having a radio without listening to music? Android Auto will easily play music files stored on your smartphone. Just ask for a song title or artist, and it will do the rest. You can also use streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Tidal. If you subscribe to SiriusXM, there’s an Android Auto app for that, as well.
Turn-by-Turn Navigation Saves Time
We know traffic can get pretty hairy around rush hour. If you need to get somewhere, you can ask for directions using Google Maps or Waze. Both systems use real-time traffic flow information to plot the most efficient route possible. If you don’t know an address, don’t fret, Android Auto will search the internet for the address of the business name you provide.
Stay Connected with Android Auto
Drop by 919 Motoring in Raleigh to learn about the options to upgrade your car or truck with Android Auto and make your driving safer and more productive. For more information or to schedule a personal consultation, give us a call or send our team an e-mail.