Nat and Lo are two tech enthusiasts that have been given a free pass behind the scene at Google, and they’re making the most out of the situation. In their latest episode, they’re focusing on Android Auto, and if you’re curious how Android will soon be integrated with cars here’s their full episode detailing just that:
As the video shows, Android Auto is constantly being improved in the Google test facilities; there, it powers a simulator and a bunch of different tests are being run on it, ensuring that the system is optimized for the safety features that are needed for drivers.
The entire Android Auto operating system is designed to work while not distracting you for more than a couple of seconds when you need to operate it. Unlike your phone or tablet, which is designed with the idea that you’re constantly looking and focusing on the device, Android Auto is meant to grab your attention for only a couple of seconds at a time.
Based on the results in the testing facility, every small detail is tweaked for the best experience users can have – with Android Auto being available on more than a hundred models right now (and that number’s growing fast), it’s important that the team behind Android Auto really thinks of everything.
One aspect that I’m particularly fond of if the fact that you can connect your phone to the car via USB and your phone will become the car, in a sense. Every function you would normally have access to on your phone will be transferred to the car, and you will have no reason to actually use your phone during driving, since everything will be available in the car’s system.
What this means is that not only is Android Auto a good match for your car, it removes the incentive that drivers have to use their phone, making our streets a little safer – until Google’s self powered cars come along, that is.
What do you think of this tiny Android Auto look behind the scenes? Will it be better than our current multimedia systems in our cars? Is it there already?
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