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During the Android Auto: The Road Ahead talk at Google I/O, the Auto team made a number of great announcements that you will be interested in.

It will soon be possible to run the Auto interface directly on a dash mounted phone, opening up Android Auto to all users, no matter what vehicle they have.

The Waze navigation app will also be coming soon to Android Auto as well!

So now is a great time to check that your messaging and media apps support Android Auto. Check out the video for more information, as well as a discussion about the future of Android Auto!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Cv1EFhYU2M
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Please give me Android auto in Sweden... ;)
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Will Deasy

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I got a Mk7 golf with Android Auto. I use voice commands like play song, directions etc but I cannot ask it what is the weather etc. I press the mic, you can see it listening but it never replies. Is this expected?
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All the voice commands in Android Auto do not depend on any apps like a Weather app being installed.
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As anyone tried to understand the traffic between Head Unit and Android Auto?

Is it just using android USB communication protocol or some custom communication protocol is implemented?
Is the data compressed before transmission?
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Michael Schmidt

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I have AA in my SEAT Ibiza. All is working fine, except, that text messages are not read out. (I can send messages via voice though).
The mic goes blue for some time, but I don't get any sound. I get voice answers to queries, I get voice guidance in Maps...

My system language is German. Could that play a role?
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Well I got to try using Android Auto with my phone in a 2016 VW Jetta.  I am seeing the same behavior with texting as in my Cruze.
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Rafik Samman

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How do I send an address sent by text message to android auto maps?
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can anyone help with the check memory error?
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Marvin Thom

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Just a quick question. Is it possible to flash android auto onto an android tablet? So that the tablet acts as the head unit? If so, how?
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+Subrat Mohanty
Yes I meant server side. If I have to contact Google for it, I don't really think they will provide me with it.
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Matt Treasure

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+Wayne Piekarski​ I have recently bought a UK Vauxhall Astra that runs Vauxhall Intellilink 4.0 and is therefore compatible with Android Auto. Initially, it was very quick and easy to set up and everything was running great.

A couple days later when I plugged my phone (Nexus 6P) into the car via the OEM-supplied USB lead, the requested comes up on the car touch screen asking if I want to switch to Android Auto which it has always done, but on this occasion, when I confirmed the switch, the touchscreen went completely blank and no Android Auto screens were presented. After fiddling around, I uninstalled the Android Auto app and reset the car connection settings and reinstalled the AA app and reconfigured everything from scratch. Again, things worked for maybe 48 hours and the problem is back.

Reset and uninstalled again last night when I got home from work as it went wrong again and all the way to work this morning it was behaving perfectly. However, when I connected the phone to the car after work, I am presented with a blank screen again.

The Android Auto logo shows on the disabled phone screen and the Bluetooth connection between phone and car establishes automatically but I cannot access a thing via the touchscreen on the dash. Has anyone else come across this or heard about a workaround to resolve (other than constantly uninstalling and resetting) until what I assume, is a bug in the software, either at Google's end, or Vauxhall's.


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Hmmm this is interesting. Can you send me your email address via hangouts, and I'll get in touch with you? I would also like you to plug the phone in, experience the problem, and then immediately run the command "adb bugreport > bug.txt" and email me the bug.txt file since it will contain more information about the problem.

Further, have you ever used the Desktop Head Unit before? You could try pairing that with your phone and checking that works too. That might help to identify where the problem might be.
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When I send a hangout message, Android Auto ask verify the Google Account that it will use.

Any way to disable this verification and send the message directly? 
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Only in Android Auto. If I send the message with Google Now (no Android Auto) it no ask
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Ben J. DITZEL

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Does Android Auto display the information of an app that is playing on your phone? For instance if I am playing the SiriusXM app through the vehicle Bluetooth, will it display the information on the Android Auto home screen? 
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No
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This is the official community for Android Auto Developers on Google+. Android Auto lets you engage users in new ways while they're in the car. Find out how to get your app ready to hit the road! You may post your app to the community only if you make the source code available under an open source license.
 
So I've been looking for ways on how to do this, but unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be possible. I provided my answer, but maybe someone here knows a trick/workaround to do this?

http://stackoverflow.com/q/38000649/4625829
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Hi +Wayne Piekarski sir. Very useful info. Thank you very much. :D
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Hasse Peterson

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Can someone tell me when Android auto will be available in Sweden and if it will work on my HTC One M9?
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Yes, my audio system supports it, it's a vw tiguan 2016, but the big question is when it start support Swedish.
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can anyone tell me when Android auto it is available for the Netherlands?
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Opel Astra 2016. 
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Hung Chinlin

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Is there any android auto API available to read vehicle data?
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+Hung Chinlin it should get there, eventually. the hold up now is google is spending a lot of efforts on safety, meaning they will greatly limit what developers can do in efforts to keep people alive, without distractions and whatnot. a good thing

but don't let that slow you down. still develop towards what you envision, with the anticipation that one day all that will be possible

right now you just have to be a lot more creative in how you can do what you want to do. so if you want to monitor RPMs or something maybe you have to pipe alerts through notifications or music in some creative way for now
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Shuai Zhang

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I have a question. I have a Pioneer car radio which support Android Auto. I want to test my music app on the device but it's not listed in the music menu. I know I need my app to be approved to release for Android Auto but is there a way I can test it in some sort of Dev mode. The app works fine on the Desktop head unit but I want to test it on a real device.

Thank you
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What about using the Alpha or Beta channels in the Developer Portal? Set yourself up as a tester for Alpha/Beta and upload your APK. I believe that will trigger the Auto review process for the app and, barring anything awful (since it seems to work on the DHU), get you approved and whitelisted to work on a real device without having to publish the app to the whole Play store.

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Dhivya

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Is it possible to launch the Google maps from my auto app to show the directions programmatically?
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Dhivya

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Hello guys, How to make a call programmatically from Android auto app? I am trying to build an auto application which will allow users to make calls on selecting a UI.
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João Figueia

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Hello guys, in my app I want to know near hotels and i wonder if it possible to manipulate the google maps in Android Auto ? If yes, how?

Thanks, João Figueira
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You can use Google Maps in Android Auto to search for nearby businesses. But you cannot manipulate this from a 3rd party app.
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Aravindan B

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Does android auto work with 2015 versions of car? I have a Nissan altima 2015 and cant get it working. Wondering if Google could design android auto for all cars irrespective of the OS software running on the old car navi systems. 
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You could buyt an aftermarket head unit with Android auto also. I have the pioneer 4100nex without Gps so I just use Google maps. You can also get one with GPS.
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Oren Mizrahi

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is there a BETA APK with auto enabled for mobile?? 
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still can't see the new mobile dashboard. can you? +Rodrigo Nobrega 
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