The core principle of Android for Cars is: Design for driving. That is, driving safely is the driver’s first responsibility. All design by car makers and app developers must reflect this priority.

App content and interactions should complement the driving experience while minimizing driver distraction. UI must be simplified to help keep the driver’s eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

This section provides principles and tips for designing interfaces for cars, along with an overview of the style approaches used by Android Auto and Android Automotive OS (AAOS).