Google has just launched the Android Auto, an in-car operating system in India. The application (app) allows drivers to control music, make or receive calls, and reply to messages via infotainment screen with their hands free for driving.  

The app is also available in 17 other countries including Brazil, Russia, Puerto Rico, and Argentina, almost one year after its global launch. The in-car infotainment system has been designed to suit several car brands including Hyundai, Audi, Honda, Mahindra and Chevrolet.

“Android Auto was designed with safety in mind,”  said Google.

“With a simple and intuitive interface, integrated steering wheel controls, and powerful new voice actions, it’s designed to minimise distraction so you can stay focused on the road,” explains the company.

The pre-requisites to run the app include Android Auto compatible vehicle or aftermarket radio, a phone running Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher. The app will be fully functional once you connect your phone to the compatible vehicle or radio.

The initial global launch saw the app's release in several countries including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, the UK and the US.

Android Auto is now available in a total of 29 countries, following the app's expansion to other regions across the world. The app has reportedly been updated with several bug fixes and performance enhancements, following its launch.