(upbeat piano music) – There’s a lot of things
you want to do while driving, but your number one
priority is staying safe. For that, Android Auto
is a smart way to go. This integrated technology
helps to make calls, get directions, send texts and play music. And it’s all hands free. (classical string music)
In fact, Android Auto is so good
at recognizing your voice, I’ve asked Captain Gibberish here to demonstrate how well
these features work. (door slams) It’s simple to set up, too.
(bright music) You just plug in your Android
smartphone using a micro USB, then, launch Android Auto
on your multimedia screen. Your phone will now require
a few quick confirmations in order to take full
advantage of Android Auto. So to proceed, hit Continue. Each permission must be
accepted individually. If you want Android Auto
to make and manage calls, press Allow. If you want Android Auto to be
able to access your contacts, press Allow. If you want Android Auto to be able to access
your phone’s location, press Allow. If you want Android Auto to be able to send and
receive text messages, press Allow. If you want Android Auto
to be able to record audio, press Allow. These permissions only need to be accepted the first time you use Android Auto. You can always go back into your settings and make changes to any of
these services if needed. You’ll now see a familiar interface. Notice only certain apps are available, so as to help with driver distraction. – Arg. – You can use the screen, but even better, Android Auto is voice activated. Press the voice command button located on your steering wheel, and say the name of the person you’re trying to call.
(clank) – [Captain Gibberish]
Call Three-finger Jack. (clink) – [Voice Assistant] Home or work? – Home. – Simple, isn’t it? Now, Cap’n, how do you usually find your way from one place to the other? Yes, well, navigating by the stars is fine when you’re on the Seven Seas, but with Android Auto, you just say what you’re looking for, and the system will do the rest. (clank) – Nearest seafood restaurant. (clink) – Showing results for
nearest seafood restaurant. – Avast. I mean, start. – You can even send texts from the car without typing in a word. (clank) – Send text to Scurvy Pete. (clink) – Text to Scurvy Pete. Sure. What’s the message? – Change of plans. We set sail tomorrow. Bring your own gunny sack. (clink) – Here’s your SMS message to Scurvy Pete. Change of plans. We set sail tomorrow. Bring your own gunny sack.
(triumphant music) – Now that you know how Android Auto works you can cast off and enjoy the voyage. Um, I mean, car ride.
(laughs) – Arg. (coughs) Hey, you know I have a
standing tee time at 3 p.m. You care to join me? – Well, yeah, sounds great. (triumphant music) (upbeat music)