Android Auto is a smartphone projection standard developed by Google to allow mobile devices running the Android operating system (version 5.0 "Lollipop" and later) to be operated in automobiles through the dashboard's head unit. Announced at Google I/O 2014, Android Auto is the counterpart to CarPlay on iOS. And in fact many auto manufacturers as well as aftermarket units support both Android and iOS. Android Auto was designed with safety in mind. With a simple and intuitive interface, integrated steering wheel controls, and powerful new voice actions, it's designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road.