Do you use Android Auto in your car?
As tempting as it can be, it's never a good idea to take your eyes off the road while driving to play with your phone. No matter what Tweet, text, or Snapchat you think you need to look at, it can wait until you're no longer behind the wheel.
With that said, if you're listening to music, using turn-by-turn navigation, or need to answer an important call, Android Auto makes it easy to perform these actions in a safe manner.
Android Auto is a really great tool, but how many people are actually using it? Here's what our AC forum members have to say.
What about you? Do you use Android Auto?
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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.
I cannot get the notifications to work right and its not safe having to hit the phone screen to interact while driving.
My car is an 06, so this is all headless. It is also a single din with an overhanging dash that permits a HU change out, but not one with a screen that comes out of the single din unit.
Thinking of trying crankshaft or Headunit reloaded, but both require purchases I really don't need to spend right now.
(Pi, touchscreen case etc or tablet)
- It won't always launch when it detects my truck bluetooth connection
- It won't unlock my phone even though I have my truck bluetooth as a "trusted device"
- iHeartRadio does not always use the bluetooth audio path and defaults to the phone speaker (this happens a LOT). Other than that, it works great. I use it mostly for navigation and text message response. AustinTechie
(Pixel 2 XL)
1) Youtube Music not integrated
2) The USB port connected to in car minimally charges ---
Add wireless connections and youtube music and I'll use.
...also have it in my car and it's great.
I remembered i tried it twice and just didn't get it. Try Car Home Ultra for a bit and you'll see what I mean... It's highly customizable, with really great functions (like setting my phone's brightness to low after dark but only when I'm in the car, a super dark Screensaver so my phone never locks but also doesn't drain my battery much), and it looks really beautiful (almost classy) the way I set it, too.