The Android Auto system works by connecting a phone to a compatible car, giving drivers a way to interact with their phone’s apps using the car screen and voice actions. It provides a simple way to navigate, listen to media and messages, and more.

This section provides design guidance for creating apps that run on Android phones and work in Android Auto–compatible vehicles.

For guidance on creating versions of your apps that run directly on vehicles with built-in Android systems, visit Automotive OS.

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