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Car App

Build navigation, parking, and charging apps for Android Auto.

This table lists all the artifacts in the group.

Artifact Current Stable Release Next Release Candidate Beta Release Alpha Release
app - 1.0.0-rc01 - -
app-testing - - - 1.0.0-alpha01
This library was last updated on: March 24, 2021

Declaring dependencies

To add a dependency on the Car App Library, you must add the Google Maven repository to your project. Read Google's Maven repository for more information.

Add the dependencies for the artifacts you need in the build.gradle file for your app or module:

dependencies {
    implementation ""

For more information about dependencies, see Add build dependencies.


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Car App Testing Version 1.0.0

Version 1.0.0-alpha01

March 24, 2021 is released. Version 1.0.0-alpha01 contains these commits.

This is the first Jetpack release of the previously closed source testing library. Refer to our samples on how to use this library in your tests.

New Features

  • The controllers for the model classes have been removed. Model getters are now part of the public API surface which allows for validating values that were set in the builders.
  • The previous CarAppServiceController has been replaced by the new SessionController for testing logic related to the lifetime of the connection to the hots.

Version 1.0.0

Version 1.0.0-rc01

March 24, 2021 is released. Version 1.0.0-rc01 contains these commits.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a race condition bug where NavigationManagerCallback#onStopNavigation was being called after the callback was cleared. This happened if the callback was cleared before the callback executor actually ran (I7fc5e, b/181143772)
  • Fixed an issue that required the app to explicitly take a dependency on lifecycle-common-java8 (I8b8c8)
  • Fixed a NullPointerException that was thrown when the app receives a stopNavigation call when it has already removed a callback (Ib8b89, b/181143772)
  • Improvements to not dispatch calls to app if its lifecycle is not at least in a CREATED state (I86965, b/179800224, b/177921120)
  • Fixed an issue where an invalid min API specified in the app's manifest would throw, causing an ANR on the host. (Iffedd, b/174231592)

Version 1.0.0-beta01

February 24, 2021 is released. Version 1.0.0-beta01 contains these commits.

This is the first Jetpack release of the previously closed source library, and is compatible with Android Auto 6.1 or above. Follow the development guide for details on how to build car apps using the library.

New Features

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the wrong Screen is resumed when popping screens sequentially. (b/177590791)