How Sygic Car Navigation would look like on Android Auto

15. 06. 2016 · 2 min read

What would be the real benefits of having Sygic Car Navigation on the Android Auto platform and how would it look like? Here is what we think of the TOP 5 benefits and a sneak preview of the app screen!

1. Offline navigation
No need to use the internet and have a data connection like with pre-installed Google Maps. Download the latest offline maps with navigation directly to your phone. And this applies to whole countries, regions or even the whole world if you want. You are no longer restricted to a small offline area only. No more slow loading maps or problems in areas where a cellular network signal is not available. Ideal for travelers.

2. Improved user interface & experience
Because of native built-in support in Android OS, we will be able to bring you a great and easy to use interface with rich colors and modern animations that will both improve usability and safety at the same time. The streamlined app interface will deliver not only eye appeal, but will bring you a faster and easier to control experience during the drive.

3. Great compatibility with just works connection
There are many compatible vehicles on market today or you can ask for an aftermarket upgrade. Cars without MirrorLink compatibility today like Audi, Volvo, Hyundai, Opel or even Lincoln and GMC will come into play. Your phone with Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher will be supported as a standard, so this means it is even easier to set up. Connect your phone to your car with a USB cable, and you will get Sygic Car Navigation on the vehicle’s screen in a snap.

4. Amazing small features
Can an app like Sygic be controlled by the infotainment system’s and steering wheel’s buttons? Yes. Will you get lifetime map & app updates delivered several times a year? Yes. Is it available in your car or on your smartphone? Yes. Pedestrian navigation? Yes. Travelbook for business trips? Yes. Lane guidance, voice instructions, junction views and more? Yes, yes and yes. Want anything else? Let us know and we will add it.

5. Add-ons
Did we mention you will be able to get high quality traffic information and a speed camera database as an online service with only few kilobytes of data transferred per hour?

Sygic Car Navigation for Android Auto is not yet available today. However, you can help us achieve this by sending a request to Google and ask them kindly for availability as we did. The more of us that contact them, the sooner Google will open its Android Auto platform for third party developers, and Sygic Car Navigation will be available on your Android Auto enabled infotainment system in your car.

Written by Andrej Horák