A new video in the "Nat and Lo" series from Google puts the spotlight on the company's Android Auto Research Lab.
The video shows how Google tests how people use Android Auto in simulated cars. With the help of some special eye sensors, Google tests people in these simulations to see if using Android Auto causes issues in visual, cognitive and manual distractions. Anytime a person doesn't have their eyes on the road for a couple of seconds can be a huge safety issue, so Google wants to make sure using Android Auto is safe while driving.
The video also shows how Google tests Android Auto in real cars on the open road. Android Auto is currently available for over 100 car models.