Google brings the YouTube app to cars equipped with Android Automotive

Google is serious when it comes to improving the Android Automotive user experience, and its latest announcement is proving to be big news for many drivers. right AutoEvolutionGoogle announces bringing the YouTube app to vehicles running the OS, allowing their drivers to watch videos on the big screens on board.

Of course, with this news the discussion related to driving safety will immediately appear. It goes without saying, however, that YouTube under no circumstances should it be allowed while the vehicle is in motion. Google currently has the means to do this correctly, with similar implementations already in place.

For example, on Android Auto, typing is only allowed when the vehicle is parked, under no circumstances when it is in motion. Thus, you cannot enter a new address in the navigation application unless the car is turned off. When the car leaves the place, access to the keyboard is restricted.

Restricted access to YouTube when the car is in motion

The same can be implemented for an app like YouTube, both for Android Automotive and Android Auto, with access to the app restricted when the car is in motion. Thus, the application will be able to play video content when the car is parked. Or, YouTube could allow drivers to only listen to the audio in the background when the car is in motion.

For the time being, the news pleases only those who have cars equipped with the Android Automotive system. Google announced on this occasion that the models in question, including cars from Polestar or Volvo, will receive the YouTube app via an over-the-air software update.

Google hasn’t made any announcements regarding the implementation of YouTube on Android Auto, but things could change quickly in that direction in the near future, especially if feedback from Android Automotive users turns out to be positive.

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