Android Auto is continuing to be adopted by car manufacturers, though some are stubbornly avoiding the new tech (we’re looking at you, Toyota). Kia and Mercedes have announced a bunch of new models that will have Android Auto support.
Honking isn’t the most pleasant sound in the world, and I’m sure you hate it even more if you live in a densely populated area with lots of traffic. But a car’s horn can be critical for avoiding dangerous situations, and can even be used in a friendly way (to an extent).
Android Auto is an awesome feature, but not everyone has a compatible car. Some new cars are now supporting the feature, but many still aren’t. And if you’re driving an older car, your only hope is installing a very expensive Android Auto head unit, if one even fits in your car.
Many Chevy models with a 7-inch MyLink entertainment system include both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, but some with the 8-inch system do not. Thankfuly, Chevy is planning to update qualifying 2016 model year cars with the 8-inch system to software with Android Auto support, and they aren’t going to charge for it.
Google’s self-driving cars have had a spotless driving record so far. After over a million miles of driving in some tough cities (let’s be fair, California drivers aren’t exactly great), there hasn’t been a single crash where the car was at fault. The few times a self driving car has been damaged is either someone running ... Read More »
It took a while, but Android Auto is finally spreading. A few car manufacturers have already adopted it, including Ford, more and more people are gaining access to the feature. And now, Fiat Chrysler has announced that many cars with Uconnect will be getting Android Auto ... Read More »
I really like wireless charging. I love the convenience of it, and it’s basically a deal breaker for me if a phone doesn’t have wireless charging these days. I like it so much I own all sorts of wireless chargers and have them all around my home and on my desk at work. I also spend ... Read More »
In-car entertainment systems are known to be subpar compared to the smartphone in your pocket. Not only are they often slower and more poorly designed, but they’re far more expensive too. Google is looking to change that with Android Auto, the companies newly announced in-car system that will rely on your phone.
It seems like Google’s goal is to infiltrate every aspect of our lives. To be honest, I don’t mind. The way Google has already improved my life with things like Android, Google Now and especially Google Maps, I’m down with the company giving every market a shot. Next up, Google will be unveiling Auto Link ... Read More »
Every vehicle since 1996 has featured the standardized OBD II diagnostics port, at least here in the US. This port offers amazing functionality that can improve your life as a home mechanic significantly. But other than the mechanic or DIYer, the port didn’t really serve the regular user. The Automatic app aims to change that. ... Read More »