If you’re an Android phone user and a driver then you’re going to want Android Auto. But what exactly does Android Auto do? At its core it’s a way to connect your Android phone to an in-car display.
However, Android Auto doesn’t just act like a big phone that’s always on show, it’s used for core communication, entertainment, navigation and voice-based tasks so you can keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.
Of course you’ll need a compatible vehicle with the necessary kit so you can plug your Android phone in via USB (some recent cars support Android Auto Wireless so you can ditch the cable) in order to get everything up and running.
Built into Android Auto is Google Maps for navigation, so you can easily setup routing to get you from A to B. Just like in Maps it offers turn-by-turn navigation, including by voice (you can mute this if you wish) and, if your car has the necessary support, then supplementary data on secondary screens to assist with lane options, exit junctions and the like.