What's New?

April 2023

(April 26) Added OEM Design Tokens. Design tokens represent the small, repeated design decisions that make up a design system's visual style and replace static values with self-explanatory names.

(April 20) Added Driver Assistance Location Bypass API to describe how to use this new API to access the location of allowlisted, Android-bundled, driver assistance apps.

March 2023

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December 2022

(December 2) Added Broadcast radio Hardware Abstraction Layer in Implementing Radio to describe the data structures needed to implement broadcast radio (such as AM/FM and digital audio broadcasting (DAB) radio) at the hardware level.

November 2022

(November 4) Added a page to describe the new requirement on the minimum version of `car-ui-lib-plugin-apis` for compatibility with Google Automotive Services (GAS) apps. To learn more, see Appendix C, Minimum Compatible Version for Car UI Plugin API.

October 2022

(October 22) Added a new page to list the new major features provided in Android Automotive 13, QPR1Android Automotive 13 QPR1 Release Details.

(October 14) Added a new section for Watchdog, which contains three new articles. The Watchdog module consists of a native daemon and a CarService component.

August 2022

(August 22) Added a new page to list the new major features provided in Android Automotive 13, Android Automotive 13 Release Details.

(August 17) Added a new page to provide Android Automotive 12 QPR3 Release Details.

June 2022

(June 29) In a new section entitled Unbundled Apps Overview, added these two new articles, Release Notes and Integration Guide.

(June 14) In Virtualization, updated Architecture with two new sections for Bluetooth and Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). Also updated the Reference Platform with new sections for Compliance and Release Notes.

(June 3) Added the Location Bypass Allowlist Policy, which describes the requirements needed by location-powered driver assistance apps to be allowlisted.

May 2022

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April 2022

(April 1) Added an article to describe AOSP Host Integration Guide. The App Host allows third party car apps to render OEM-styled user interface (UI) components on its behalf.

March 2022

(March 30) Added an article to describe Device Management for Automotive. Use Device Management to remotely manage a vehicle running Android Automotive OS (AAOS).

(March 9) Added an article on Configuring AAOS Time Sources under Components.

(March 4) Added an article to describe Car UI Plugins. Use plugins to create complete implementations of component customizations in car-ui-lib instead of using runtime resource overlays (RROs).