12. jan Volvo’s first electric car will also be the first vehicle with standalone Android Auto

Volvo’s first electric car will also be the first vehicle with standalone Android Auto

Tech News   |   01/12/2019 - 1:05pm   |   by A.Rider   |   53

So far, Volvo is the only car maker to announce plans to support the standalone edition of Android Auto.

Android Auto support has been put in a large number of cars on the road, allowing owners to navigate to their destination with Google Maps, listen to their playlists and more much. However, all of them require the use of a connected smartphone in order to work, either with a cable or, in a few instances, wirelessly. The good news is Google has been working on a standalone version of Android Auto that will work without a smartphone for a while now. This week, we finally got word on the first car that will have it installed.

The vehicle is the Polestar 2 from Volvo, which will also be the first all-electric car from that company. According to a brief press announcement (via Android Police), more information on the Polestar 2 will be revealed “in the coming weeks”, but the actual production of the car will not happen until 2020. The statement does say the car will be the first with “Google Android HMI, which in turn is also the debut of thein-car version of Google Assistant.”

Read the full article at AndroidAuthority

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