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Design Android apps for cars

Android Automotive OS and the Android Auto app allow users to enjoy your app safely while they are on the road. Your first priority when designing apps for vehicles should always be the safety of the driver.

If your user has a vehicle with Android Automotive OS, they can install your app onto their vehicle's infotainment system. Other users can enjoy a driver-optimized experience through the Android Auto app. Android Auto lets users enjoy a driver-optimized version of your app either on their phone, or by connecting their phone (Android 5.0 or higher) to a compatible vehicle to display directly on the console.

As you design your app, you should refer to the following design guidelines to ensure that you provide an excellent user experience: