Google announces updates for cars compatible with Android Auto and Google built

Google is introducing several updates for cars compatible with Android Auto and cars. These include digital car key, Google Play built-in, new assistant integrations and more. But major among them is the Google-blessed wireless Android Auto adapter.
Google has partnered with Motorola to develop the MA1 wireless Android Auto adapter. It will enable users to add wireless Auto support to their vehicles. While it is not the first among one its kinds, the fact that Google is promoting the device makes it special.
Connected via USB, the adapter stays in your car and wirelessly projects Android Auto from your phone to your car display as soon as you step inside. The new accessory is priced at $90 (approximately Rs 6,600), it will go on sale later this year.
Using Android phone as car key
Select Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel users will soon be able to unlock supported BMW cars using their smartphones. “Starting later this year, phones with Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology will allow you to unlock your compatible car without taking your phone out at all, and key sharing will allow you to securely and remotely share your digital car key to trusted friends and family,” the company says. The feature will be rolled out to more Android phones and vehicles later this year.
Google is also partnering with Lyft and Kakao Mobility to integrate their driver apps into Android Auto, so drivers will be able to view and accept rides right from their car display.
New capabilities for cars with Google built-in
Car manufacturers like Polestar, Volvo Cars, and General Motors are already shipping select cars with Google technology. With Google Play built-in, users will soon be able to download navigation apps like Sygic and Flitsmeister, charging apps like ChargePoint and PlugShare, parking apps like SpotHero and ParkWhiz and points of interest apps.
They will also be able to access video entertainment in the car while parked. The feature will first be rolled out to Volvo Cars with content from providers like YouTube. In addition, Volvo car users will be able to check on and adjust more car settings by asking Google. They can activate features like lane keeping assist or check when your next service is due.
Remote actions that a user will be able to perform using Google include warming up or cooling down your car, lock and unlock it and check on the status of things like your battery charge. This is coming first to select Volvo Cars, with more to follow.


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