General Motors is finally catering to millions of Android users across the country by updating their cars to use Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay on a number of model vechicles, Android Police reported. Android users can now with a simple 30-minute trip to any General Motors dealership connect their phones to their car using bluetooth, a luxury that only iPhone users were able to use until this point. This is a big win for Android users and Android Auto, because the service is now available to over 30 General Motors car models in the US, and over 40 worldwide.
According to their website, Android Auto allows hands free usage of Google Maps, Google Play Music, calling and texting, and other apps such as Pandora, Spotify, and Skype all with the click of a button on your steering wheel. The applications make every day tasks far easier due to their ease of access and hands free capabilities.
The software also does not let you do certain things while driving such as watch videos or doing too many things at one time. With texting and driving becoming such an issue for drivers and especially teens, using hands-free applications such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are very helpful and help create safer driving environments. The issue was that only some phones worked with the software, because certain vehicles only had Apple CarPlay and some only had Android Auto, leaving drivers with the opposite cell phone device in the dust. The universality of being able to equip both is a win for drivers safety, music lovers, and road-trippers everywhere.
Although it is becoming far safer to drive with new technology such as Android Auto, accidents still do happen and you may run into others who still text and drive. If you have been injured in an auto accident, speak to an attorney at The Michigan Law Firm, PLLC. Our experienced attorneys are highly skilled in helping victims of automotive injuries identify and receive any compensation they may be entitled to, under Michigan law. Call us today, at 844.4MI.FIRM for a free consultation.