Onscreen touch targets that are easily reachable reduce driver distraction.
At a glance:
- Minimum touch-target size is 76 x 76dp
- Center and enclose icons within touch targets
Aligning icons and touch targets
Touch targets on car interfaces must be larger than those on phones and tablets, so that they are easier to glance at and tap. Android Auto's minimum touch-target size of 76 x 76dp is based on both the driver's distance from the head unit and the need to accommodate quick taps while driving.
Touch targets must meet the following requirements:
- Touch targets cannot overlap with other touch targets.
- All touch target elements must be placed at the same elevation level (or z-layer) as the touch target's action areas. This allows users to navigate through the UI using rotary input methods, such as rotary dials, which require placing all navigable elements on the same elevation level to be traversed.