Google Enhances Android Auto with New Apps for Drivers

Google has recently introduced an upgraded version of its Android Auto in-car entertainment system, featuring a range of new applications aimed at improving the driving experience. These apps aim to keep drivers both informed and entertained while on the move. The highlight of these new additions includes Zoom, Vivaldi, Prime Video, and the Weather Network. All of these apps are specifically designed for use in the car.

One of the significant apps added to the Android Auto system is Zoom, which will be available in an audio-only format. This will allow drivers to easily and safely join conference calls without the risk of distraction. In addition to Zoom, the Weather Channel app has also been integrated. The app provides hourly forecasts and helps drivers track incoming storms, ensuring they can plan their journeys accordingly.

Moreover, Android Auto now offers Amazon Prime Video, allowing users to stream videos once they are safely parked or charging, particularly applicable for electric vehicle owners. Initially, the streaming service is being offered in Renault, Polestar, and Volvo vehicles, with plans to expand to more car manufacturers in the near future.

With these new apps, Google aims to enhance the functionality and utility of Android Auto for drivers. The inclusion of popular services such as Zoom and Prime Video provides drivers with access to entertainment and productivity tools while on the go. Additionally, the Weather Channel app ensures that drivers can stay informed about weather conditions for a smoother and safer driving experience.

1. Android Auto: A software platform developed by Google that allows users to integrate their Android devices with a vehicle’s infotainment system.
2. Apps: Applications or software programs developed for mobile devices or specific platforms.
3. Zoom: A popular video conferencing platform that enables virtual meetings and conferences from anywhere.
4. Prime Video: A streaming service offered by Amazon that provides access to a wide range of movies and TV shows.

– Google
– Android Auto website