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Google I/O 2023: Google Unveils Major Updates for Android Auto and Android Automotive OS

Android Auto and Android Automotive OS are getting a variety of enhancements, including meeting apps integration, expanded Waze availability, and multi-screen support.

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has unveiled a slew of new features and partnerships for its Auto and Android Automotive OS during its I/O 2023 event. The updates, ranging from the integration of popular meeting apps to the expansion of app categories, are expected to significantly enhance in-car user experiences.

Meeting Apps Meet Android

Google is partnering with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Cisco Webex, allowing users to join audio meetings directly from their Android-equipped vehicles. This feature, an amalgamation of work-from-home culture with on-the-go lifestyles, will be audio-only to maintain driver safety.

The popular navigation app, Waze, will now be accessible to all vehicles with Google built-in. Additionally, Google has made it possible for navigation apps to integrate with the vehicle's instrument cluster, providing turn-by-turn directions directly within the driver's line of sight.

Enhanced App Experiences for Drivers

Media apps continue to be a top use case in the car, and Google is making it quicker than ever to bring these apps to Android Auto and Android Automotive OS. Apart from media, the Android for Cars App Library will now also allow developers to bring Internet of Things (IoT) and weather apps to cars.

Video, Gaming, and Browsing Capabilities

New categories for video and gaming apps have been rolled out, with an early access program for browsing apps coming soon. These features will be available for passengers at any time and to the driver when the vehicle is parked.

Multi-screen Support with Android Automotive OS 14

Google also announced multi-screen support coming to Android Automotive OS 14, enabling new experiences between drivers and passengers, including individual and shared entertainment experiences.

Google emphasized its commitment to bringing safe and seamless connected experiences to cars. With new updates and partnerships, the company is set to redefine the in-car user experience, promising even more exciting developments in the future.

Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus is the founder of WinBuzzer and has been playing with Windows and technology for more than 25 years. He is holding a Master´s degree in International Economics and previously worked as Lead Windows Expert for Softonic.com.

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