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Google launched in Russia to rival Apple CarPlay

Operating system for cars Android Auto launched in Russia. This was announced in the official Google Twitter account. Android Auto is similar to the technology Apple CarPlay, the main task of which is to ensure drivers of “smart” features of smartphones without the need to break away from the road.

Android Auto was formally presented in June 2014. The system is installed on the smartphone of the driver and can control the multimedia functions of compatible cars. It has a clean graphical interface for rapid perception of information. The design resembles OS phone shell Google. It provides buttons that open the Windows “home” (original), navigation, music, telephone, and fifth user, which the system owner sets himself.

“Forward at full speed. Android Auto now available in 18 countries,” — said in Google. Among the 18 new countries — Russia, Switzerland, Argentina, Panama, Austria, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, India, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Paraguay, Guatemala and Ecuador.

A distinctive feature of Android Auto is to developed capabilities, voice control and support for control buttons from the steering wheel. In addition, based on the personal data of the driver and his prior behavior, she is able to anticipate routes and display the most suitable ones.

Currently Google is working with such automotive brands as Audi, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Bentley, Citroen, Fiat, Chrysler, Ford, Hundai, Honda, Infinity, Kia, Jaguar, Jeep, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Mazda, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Renault, Peugeot, Skoda, Suzuki, Volkswagen, Subaru, Volvo and others.

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