Car screens provide a unique way for apps to reach drivers and passengers during their daily journeys – both while driving and when parked. With Android for Cars, developers can deliver app experiences in two ways:
- Projected from Android phones (via Android Auto) onto screens of more than 200 million compatible vehicles
- Downloaded directly into vehicles through Google Play into the fast-growing realm of vehicles from top brands with Google built-in (Android Automotive OS plus Google Automotive Services)
App experiences can center around driving, with a UI designed to minimize distraction. Or, they can focus on parked and passenger scenarios that take advantage of large (or multiple) screens in cars with Google built in.
This section provides UX guidance for creating in-vehicle experiences in a range of app categories, from media and video to navigation and point-of-interest.