Android Automotive OS (AAOS) is an infotainment platform built into cars by car makers. Drivers can download compatible media apps directly into their cars, with no phone required, and use an interface that’s designed for the car screen.

This section provides an overall picture of the AAOS experience and design guidance for creating apps that run on cars with AAOS built in.

To learn about creating phone-based Android apps that work in Android Auto–compatible vehicles, visit Android Auto.

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