Driving Meets Productivity: Google Transforms Commutes!

Google Transforms Commutes
  • Zoom, Teams, and Webex were added to Android Auto for meetings.
  • YouTube support coming to select automakers.
  • GameSnacks brings popular games to cars with Google built-in.

Phones, tablets, and foldable were not the only things announced by Google at Google I/O, there were also some important announcements related to car industries.

As the world is progressing Android Auto and Apple Carplay are becoming more significant for cars in bringing deeper integration of phones with cars. Google is bringing apps like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Webex to Android Auto. It means you will no longer be able to escape virtual meetings while driving. Thankfully you don’t need to look at the camera while appearing in the meetings as these meetings will be only audio.

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Android Auto was recently updated earlier this year, gaining a new Material You-based interface and incorporating a universal split-screen layout that adapts to different infotainment screen sizes. There are also Google Assistant suggestions and enhanced messaging and media functions that make it easier to control these functions while driving.

Google will also bring YouTube support to selected automakers such as Polestar and Volvo Cars, which have shown interest in bringing this experience to their cars via over-the-air software updates.

If you are waiting a little longer in your car for someone you will no longer have to be bored in your car while waiting, Google has also brought GameSnacks to the car with built-in Google. Drivers will soon have access to popular titles such as Beach Buggy Racing 2, Solitaire FrVR, and My Talking Tom Friends from publishers such as Vector Unit, FRVR, and Outfit7 Limited.

As per Google, these features would soon be in the car with Google built-in in the next few months.

Most Frequently Asked Questions;

Which apps are coming to Android Auto for virtual meetings?

Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Webex will be available on Android Auto for virtual meetings.

Will the video be displayed during the virtual meetings on Android Auto?

No, these meetings will be audio-only, so there is no need to look at the camera while driving.

What games will be available in cars with Google built-in?

Popular games such as Beach Buggy Racing 2, Solitaire FrVR, and My Talking Tom Friends will be accessible through GameSnacks.

When can we expect these new features to be available in cars?

According to Google, these features will be rolled out in the next few months.

Will these new car features be compatible with both Android and Apple devices?

While Android Auto is primarily designed for Android devices, Apple CarPlay provides similar integration for Apple devices.

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