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The app works nearly as well as it does on your phone.

Going up against Spotify or Apple Music is no small task.

Yes, Mobvoi is the smartwatch maker.

You no longer need to touch the microphone icon.

A real hands-free solution for the car.

The goal is to limit certain functions in an effort to combat distracted driving.

This will force you to put your phone down when you're behind the wheel.

Seriously, any car, truck, SUV, or van can run the app.

Android Auto is available for users running Android 5.0 or higher.

Tech is at the center of most new cars, but it's still giving owners trouble.

The carmaker has partnered with Drivemode to create a concept vehicle that completely replaces the head unit with a phone and a free app.

Your Android Apps, Front And Center

With Android Auto, it's possible to harness the power of your Google-powered smartphone and use it in your car in a way that doesn't distract the driver.

Ford will add Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a bunch of new apps to 2016 and later vehicles equipped with Sync 3.

An analyst says Asian electronics suppliers expect big growth in camera, sensors, and displays in vehicles. That could put Apple and Google in the lead.

Driving while one's attention is drawn elsewhere isn't a dilemma exclusive to modern motoring, but the issue is undoubtedly more problematic than ever before. If legislators, car companies, and smartphone designers can't come up with a viable solution, what's the real fix?

Deliberation on the winners of Autoblog's Tech of the Year Award is under way. Nominees for best car in 2016 are: the Tesla Model S, the Chevy Volt and the BMW 7 series. Nominees for best tech in 2016 are: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, VW's MiB II with AppConnect, Ford Sync 3, Audi Virtual Cockpit, the Smart Cross Connect App, and Volvo Sensus. Autoblog's Chris McGraw reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.

Porsche allegedly doesn't offer Android Auto in the refreshed 911 out of privacy concerns, but Google maintains that it's not collecting much of this information.

Chevy says its Android Auto update will reach its cars in March, starting with those that have 8-inch MyLink touchscreen systems

New J.D. Power Research Shows Which Features Go Unused

Automakers spending an inordinate amount of resources and time rushing emerging technology and connectivity options into new cars. A new survey shows a lot of customers don't want them.

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto Available Now In Showrooms

As Volkswagen seeks to regain footing in the United States, the company launches advanced driver-assist and connectivity features to most of its lineup of cars.

The ninth-generation Honda Accord gets a thorough refresh for 2016. The sedan packs upgraded styling and a ton of new tech, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

All Cadillacs To Get Apple CarPlay And Android Auto

The next-generation Cadillac SRX is officially being renamed the XT5 when it debuts early next year. Meanwhile, 2016 Caddys get a faster CUE infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

Hyundai Lends Us A Sonata, A Phone, And A Watch In Order To See What's What

We spend a week with Android Auto in the 2015 Hyundai Sonata. Our verdict? It fulfills the promise of the technology. Here's how.

General Motors Officials Say Interfaces Will Hit Dealerships This Summer

Long awaited, the race among automakers to keep drivers connected to their smartphones has officially entered a new era.

Hyundai is the first automaker to launch the Android Auto operating system on a production vehicle. The software is available on the 2015 Sonata and mirrors a smartphone's interface on the sedan's infotainment screen.

J.D. Power's latest survey asked 5,300 consumers what automotive technologies they're most interested in. The results aren't exactly a big surprise.

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