Welcome to Design for Driving, the design hub for app developers and car makers working with the two Android for Cars systems:

  • Android Auto: Phone-based infotainment system that’s projected onto the screens of compatible cars
  • Android Automotive OS (AAOS): Infotainment platform that car makers can customize, build into their vehicles, and (if they're GAS partners) integrate with Google Automotive Services (GAS)

This site provides design guidance for these systems. (If you’re looking for technical guidance, use the list of related documentation at Android for Cars to find an appropriate source.)

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Create apps for cars

Learn about designing interfaces for car screens:
Create an app for Android Automotive OS:

Design an in-vehicle infotainment system

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Learn about user interaction models for AAOS:

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