The hands-free integration of Android devices into a vehicle's in-dash head unit. Governed by the Open Automotive Alliance and starting with Android Version 5.0 (Lollipop), Android Auto lets drivers and passengers use Google to ask a question, employ Google Maps and play music via Google and other compatible apps. Introduced in 2014, cars began to deploy Android Auto in 2015. Contrast with CarPlay
. See Android Automotive
Google Maps on the Dash
Cars with Android Auto give the driver a display of Google Maps that is larger than the small screen on a smartphone. This Honda actually has its own built-in navigation system but also supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.