Google today announced a new emulator tool for developers who are getting into Android Auto. The Desktop Head Unit will allow devs to properly work on Android Auto-compatible apps entirely in the virtual sense, all on your computer. You'll still need to connect your phone, but this will give a much better sense of what drivers will get from the app — all without having to actually get behind the wheel for testing.
The Desktop Head Unit also supports day and night modes, and you can test with voice input as well.
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