In an update coming soon, drivers will be able to access all of Android Auto s functions straight from their cellphone in any car.
That means people who can t afford a brand new ride or an aftermarket head unit will still be able to use Google Maps, voice controls, and messaging simply by mounting their mobile on the dashboard.
Better yet, the system can be managed with OK Google commands, a process known as hotwording.
Using Android Auto in a 20-year-old hooptie sounds pretty great, but the app itself is set to acquire a few new features including Waze.
Read more: MyHyundai could be the first carmaker-specific Android Auto app
Finally, as we reported earlier today, automaker-specific apps are coming to Android Auto.
The first of the batch is called MyHyundai you won t believe who makes it , and it adds exclusive functions like Roadside Assistance, monthly vehicle reports, maintenance alerts, and even a Valet Mode.