The release of the Hyundai Sonata Android Auto marks the end of the choice between smartphones and smart driving. Promising a safer driving experience, Google set out to bring its mobile operating system to the car -- giving drivers the digital experience they crave without compromising their safety and the safety of others on the road.
Although the software was announced in March, the Hyundai Sonata Android Auto experience is the first to put to put it in practice. The car, already a sounding advertisement for on-road safety is the ideal choice for Google's Android Auto launch, with lead product manager Andrew Brenner claiming, "We looked for manufacturers that are really forward-looking.”
The experience will allow drivers to make calls, navigate to a chosen destination, and turn on the radio or a music app using an array of buttons on the car’s steering wheel, a dashboard touchscreen, voice command.
This development represents a big step in Android's desire for omnipresence in the smartphone market.