If you have an older car, you probably can’t take advantage of what Android Auto or Apple CarPlay have to offer. Needless to say, this is sorely missed. It’s just that thanks to these platforms we can have a lot of help when we’re driving. Whether it’s to communicate with others, or else to have the necessary instructions to arrive safely at our destination. Anyway, there’s always a way to get Android into your car and we’ll explain how you can do it.
The three ways to bring Android to your car!
Android is a little more flexible than Apple CarPlay. This makes it more suitable for these types of initiatives like adding Android Auto to your vehicle. That said there are three options.
Android Auto is indeed something worth considering. With a wide variety of applications the key to using the system while driving is the Google Assistant. With full integration with your smartphone’s address book, you can make calls, send messages and even set reminders, all while driving.
Of course, you have to be careful when driving, so Android Auto also has a pause feature. It automatically starts up when you spend too much time interacting with the system, encouraging you to refocus on the road.
The simplest way
Connecting an Android device to your car is the simplest option.
The simplest way without making changes to the car is to integrate your smartphone with the car’s sound system. There are several options for this, both bluetooth and USB.
However, with this option, you cannot use Android Auto. Instead, you can rely on any of the Android Auto alternatives available on the Play Store. Examples of this are:
If all you need is a navigation tool, you can use Google Maps or Waze. Along with the Google Assistant, you can use voice commands to instruct apps to plan your route.
Before making it a permanent addition to your car, the most important thing you can do is mount your smartphone correctly. So you will have full support. Some people also prefer to use a tablet for this purpose. After all, the screen is bigger. If you do, pay attention to connectivity and first see if you get support for the car.
a more expensive method
However, you can also install a unit with Android Auto on your smartphone. This means changing your car’s “radio” to another system that almost resembles an Android tablet. A Google search shows us several models. Norauto, for example, has several options.
With something like that installed, you can access everything from maps and music to phone calls and the Google Assistant. However, it is necessary to analyze the models that exist on the market and especially if they will not cause problems for the car. Anyone doing these installations will be able to verify this.
Let other people use Android
We can create the necessary conditions for other people to use the entertainment systems in our car. Support for tablets or smartphones in the rear seats and a hotspot installed in the car.