Android announced the launch of Android Auto in India on Tuesday, after over a year since its launch.
Android Auto is a version of the popular smartphone OS tweaked to suit cars. Teaming up with Pioneer, Honda, Suzuki, Mahindra and Chevrolet, among other car infotainment makers, Android Auto aims to make using the phone in cars redundant.
Full speed ahead. 💨 #AndroidAuto is now available in 18 new countries: 🇦🇷 🇦🇹 🇧🇴 🇧🇷 🇨🇭 🇨🇱 🇨🇴 🇨🇷 🇩🇴 🇪🇨 🇬🇹 🇮🇳 🇵🇦 🇵🇪 🇵🇾 🇷🇺 🇺🇾 🇻🇪 , plus 🇵🇷 too!— Android (@Android) April 4, 2016
With a screen in the car that runs Android Auto, drivers can control music, make or receive calls, navigate and respond to messages without having to take the phone out.
Android Auto has already been available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, the UK, and the US, taking the total to 29. The system has been updated with multiple bug fixes and performance improvements since the launch.