Hyundai to Bring Android Auto to Cars
Hyundai, working with the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA), is making Android Auto available to drivers.
Android Auto safely brings familiar Android smartphone features directly to Hyundai cars via Hyundai’s fourth generation touchscreen Audio Video Navigation (AVN) systems.
Android Auto will be available in select Hyundai models starting in the 2015 model year. The selected models will be announced at a later date.
The OAA is a global alliance of technology and auto industry leaders committed to bringing the Android platform to cars starting in 2014. Hyundai is a founding member of the Open Automotive Alliance.
With Android Auto, Hyundai drivers will be able to “project” their phone experience onto their Hyundai’s in-dash display. Android integration gives drivers access to apps and services, which have been optimized for the car with voice input and glanceable controls.
To ensure ease of use Hyundai engineers applied their core interior design principles of safety, intuitiveness and simplicity to the Android Auto implementation.
The interaction between Android Auto and Hyundai’s AVN software transforms how an Android phone can be used inside a vehicle. Drivers can connect their phone to Android Auto via a USB port.
Users will instantly recognize their basic Android phone applications, such as messaging, phone, Google Play Music and Google Maps upon connecting their Android phone to their Hyundai vehicle. Android Auto will also offer third party audio apps including Stitcher Radio for Podcasts, iHeartRadio – Internet Radio and NPR.