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Android Auto

In addition to TVs, wearables, smartphones and tablets, Android also will be in your car.

The inspiration behind the user interface was to prevent accidents caused by texting and driving. Android Auto allows for voice commands and one-touch commands with "simple glance-able controls."

Users can navigate, communicate and stream media such as music all through the display of their cars by plugging in their Android L smartphones, while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

Google announced over 40 partners, including 25 car brands that are backing Android Auto, with compatible cars hitting auto dealers at the end of the year.

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