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Apps for Android Automotive OS (AAOS) focus on actions tailored for in-car use, such as listening to media and answering phone calls.

To make their apps compatible with AAOS, app developers add auto-specific services. Users can then access the Google Play Store from cars that have AAOS built in, and they can download a version of the app that is designed for cars. These apps run directly in the car, rather than from a phone.

Dialer app

Spatial model and user interaction model

Media apps

Spatial model, user interaction model, and app-creation guidance

Downloadable guidelines for designing navigation and point-of-interest apps with the Android for Cars App Library

Calendar app

Anatomy, viewing calendar, navigating to events, dialing into events