Components

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 need to be built from scratch following the specs provided here.

This section describes the anatomy, visual specs, and styles for AAOS components.

App bar & header

A dedicated space for important app-related functions

Buttons

Action affordances that communicate their purpose to the user

Control bar

An expandable set of controls associated with a particular view

Dialogs

Cards featuring messages to users about timely or urgent information, sometimes with action options for responding

Grids

Scrollable arrays of images representing content items, with brief text beneath each image

Keypad

Allows users to enter phone numbers in Dialer

List items

Content displayed as lines of text (with optional small images or icons) in a single, scrollable column

Minimized control bar

A smaller version of the control bar available across multiple views, with minimal controls and metadata

Notification card

Communicate small amounts of timely information from the system or from an app

Subheader

A list tile that identifies a section of content in a grid or list view

Scrollbar

A position indicator and navigational aid for situations where the document is larger than the window in which it's displayed

Tabs

Buttons that always occur in groups and are dependent on each other’s state