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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 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).

December, 2021

(December 23) Added an article on Spectatio under Testing Tools and Infrastructure.

November, 2021

(November 18) Added a new section, Android Automotive 12 Release Details.

(November 16) Added a new section, Debugging Garage Mode in Power.

(November 15) Added an article to describe Using Vehicle Bound File Encryption in Security.

(November 2) You can now use the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 as Development Platforms.