Say goodbye to Spotify’s Car View mode

If you’ve been an avid user of Spotify since 2019, you’re likely familiar with the app’s Car View mode, created to enhance the safety of users who enjoy listening to audio while driving. It eliminated all the distracting elements of the regular Spotify user interface, instead leaving in only primary functions to allow users to … Read more

What’s A Car Wash Gotta Do With AI-Powered Marketing?

We’ve all hand-washed our cars before (and regretted it), right?  We get lured in by fond childhood memories of soaping up the family station wagon. (It’ll be so nostalgic—I’d always spray Dad with the hose!) And then we’re sold by the idea of saving a coupla bucks. (Twenty bucks for a car wash these days?! … Read more

Accessing car hardware APIs in your app for cars

Posted by Madan Ankapura, Product Manager Building on our effort to enable developers to create app experiences across navigation, parking, and charging apps via Android for Cars App Library as part of Jetpack, today we’re announcing the availability of CarHardwareManager APIs as part of version 1.1 alpha02 to get developer feedback. CarHardwareManager can be used … Read more

A Tesla app update finally puts your car into a widget on your Home screen

Tesla has quietly updated its iPhone app to add a slew of new features — not least new iOS 14 Home screen widgets in two different sizes. Released as version 4.0.0, the new Tesla app can be downloaded from the App Store now, although you’ll obviously need some sort of Tesla product for it to … Read more