But we know there are millions of older cars on the road that are not compatible with Android Auto, and many don’t have a screen at all. We wanted to bring the same connected experience to these drivers too.
So today we’re excited to introduce a whole new way to use Android Auto: right on your phone screen! This update allows anyone with an Android phone (running 5.0 or later) to use a driver friendly interface to access the key stuff you need on the road – directions, music, communications – without the distraction of things that aren’t essential while driving.
It’s not the UI of a phone that causes the distraction; it’s the act of communicating with people not in your car that causes the distraction.
Don’t use messaging or calling applications while driving. You are a danger to others and yourself, no matter how hard people always protest that “it doesn’t apply to them”. You can slap large touch targets on a dangerous activity, like Apple and Google do, but that doesn’t make it any less inherently and deeply dangerous. You are toying with lives.
So excited they are about to jizz in their pants (v=4pXfHLUlZf4) or what ? It’s just a fucking car the driver is supposed to control. Don’t make the headlines buddies :
A man just went to jail in the UK because he drove a lorry into stationary traffic, killing 3 children and 2 adults… because he was SELECTING MUSIC FROM HIS PHONE.
This whole, “Oh it’s ok to only do XYZ” stuff is wrong. You still look away and focus on the phone. It is dangerous to look away for anything more than a glance. If you need to use your phone – whether to enter directions, select music, text message or watch porn – pull the f*** over or wait until you are stationary at a red light.
Edited 2016-11-08 14:42 UTC