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Nat and Lo check out the Android Auto Research Lab in their latest video
Ever wondered how Google conducts research for Android Auto? There’s certainly a lot of data and thought that goes into making changes to the company’s in-car smartphone projection system, but how is all of it processed? Google’s Nat and Lo have taken a trip to the Android Auto Research Labs to get a better look.
As you can see in the video below, there’s a big research room where Google invites people in to participate in a simulation. This is where they test for three main forms of distractions: visual, cognitive and manual. Google also uses special equipment like eye trackers and occlusion goggles that help them better understand where distractions are coming from and how they can cut down on them.
Android Auto is already available in over 100 vehicle models from a ton of different car brands. There are also aftermarket head units available for folks who have older cars but still want to use the system.
Have you tried Android Auto? If so, how did you like it?