Google has successfully managed to team up with Hyundai for the release of the first Android Auto car. As of now, Android Auto head units from Pioneer are available for purchase for the current crop of cars while the upcoming Hyundai automobile will be the first to have the feature by default. The likes of Audi, Volvo, GM, Ford and several others will also have cars with Android Auto launching later this year.
Android Auto essentially creates a bridge between your phone and car. Although most of the functionality comes from the phone, it is said that Google could be looking to build features directly into vehicles with future updates to Android Auto.
The Hyundai Sonata Sport, Eco, Limited, Sport 2.0T and Limited 2.0T models will be supporting Android Auto, assuming they have a built-in navigation system by default. We expect to hear more about this from Google and Hyundai over the course of the months. So if you wanted to get a car with Android Auto on board, the Hyundai Sonata could be your only option, at least in the foreseeable future.
Using the Blue Link technology, Hyundai has made tremendous inroads in bringing car access to our phones. The company even released an Android Wear app which allows users to remotely turn on the car using their smartwatch.
Via: Android Authority