Components are the building blocks for the visual design of the Android Automotive OS (AAOS) interface. Some AAOS components and their customizable properties are implemented in the car UI library, while others are standard AOSP components, or need to be built from scratch following the specs provided here.
This section describes the anatomy, visual specs, and styles for AAOS components.
A dedicated space for important app-related functions
Action affordances that communicate their purpose to the user
An expandable set of controls associated with a particular view
Cards featuring messages to users about timely or urgent information, sometimes with action options for responding
Scrollable arrays of images representing content items, with brief text beneath each image
Allows users to enter phone numbers in Dialer
Content displayed as lines of text (with optional small images or icons) in a single, scrollable column
A visual representation of the duration and elapsed playing time for a media source in a media app
Minimized control bar
A smaller version of the control bar available across multiple views, with minimal controls and metadata
Communicate small amounts of timely information from the system or from an app
A list tile that identifies a section of content in a grid or list view
A position indicator and navigational aid for situations where the document is larger than the window in which it's displayed
Buttons that always occur in groups and are dependent on each other’s state