To enable an ADAS app (labeled as Features that help you drive for users) to utilize the Automotive Location Bypass API and be controlled separately from the general Android location switch, an OEM must allowlist the app to pass Google Automotive Service (GAS) requirements. Additional permission is needed to access the GAS partner help center (to learn more, see Android for Cars).
This page describes the mandatory and recommended guidelines for allowlisting approval for GAS partners. To submit a request for allowlisting approval, start by requesting pre-grant access to location as outlined in Get Pre-Grant Permissions (additional permission is needed to access this content).
The requirement for ADAS-related functionality is described below.
|MUST||Limit scope of app to the General Safety Regulation-Intelligent Speed Assist (GSR-ISA) use case only. The GSR-ISA app is a required vehicle safety function mandated by Regulation 2019/2144 of the European Parliament. No other ADAS-related functionality will be permitted for allowlisting at this time. No other ADAS-related functionality is permitted for allowlisting.|
|MUST NOT||Contain any non-essential functionality, not relevant to GSR-ISA, that can be separated into a different app.|
User data handling
The requirement for handling user data is detailed below.
|MUST||Limit the access, collection, use, and sharing of personal or sensitive data acquired through the app to purposes directly related to providing and improving the GSR-ISA functionality.|
The requirement for location data security is described below.
|MUST||Handle all location data securely, including its transmission using modern cryptography and security standards (for example, over HTTPS).|
An affordance is provided to limit the ADAS functionality.
Provide affordance for users to temporarily or permanently disable the ADAS functionality if they choose to do so.
To provide transparency to users, apply the requirements described below.
|MUST NOT||Modify the user experience (UX) behavior or wording on the Location Settings pages, including any descriptions and strings pertaining to the ADAS location bypass.|
Best practices for handling location information
The best practices for handing location information are described below.
|STRONGLY RECOMMEND||Enable the VHAL property
|SHOULD||If the app sends location data off the device: