An Android Auto-equipped radio from Certified Auto Sound and Security in Chilliwack, Maple Ridge or Abbotsford will make your time on the road safer and more productive. Android Auto is an interface built into new multimedia receivers that lets you make phone calls, choose your music and get navigation instructions by talking to your radio. No need to look at the screen! Driving and being productive has never been safer.
How Does Android Auto Work?
Software on a Kenwood or Pioneer radio works in conjunction with an application on your Android-based smartphone to perform commonly accessed functions using voice commands. In the same way, you can ask Google Voice to send a text message, make a phone call or play the music you want to hear. Your phone requires Internet access for many functions to work.
Sending and Listening to Text Messages
If you hear a notification that a new message has arrived, press the Voice Recognition button on your steering wheel controls on the face of the radio, wait for the beep, then ask to listen to the new message. The system will read the message to you and offer to let you dictate a response. You can start your own conversation by asking to send a message to one of your contacts or to a phone number.
The system is compatible with Hangouts, WhatsApp Messenger, Messenger, WeChat, Kik, Skype, Telegram and more.
Initiating a phone call is just as easy. Ask it to call one of your contacts or tell it what phone number to call. If you don’t know the number of a business, Google will search the Internet for a suitable match for your request.
Accessing the music on your phone is as easy as asking for a song title, an artist or an album. You can also access Google Play Music, Amazon Music or Spotify to stream your favorite artists. You also can listen to Audiobooks or podcasts. Apps like NPR One, CBS News and MLB.com At Bat are also compatible.
Google Maps and the amazing Waze navigation app are integrated seamlessly into the system. Ask for an address or a destination by company name, the incredible Google database will get you where you want to go quickly and efficiently. Both applications take into account real-time traffic flow information to optimize your trip, and Waze includes traffic information from your fellow Wazers.
Improve your Safety and Productivity Today
Drop by Certified Auto Sound and Security and talk to our team about Android Auto. Be sure to bring your phone so we can show you just how easy it is. For more information, send us an e-mail using our online contact form.