Android Auto has been around for a while now and allows users to connect their Android smartphone to compatible infotainment systems in cars, along with some aftermarket audio systems.More news: Maria Menounos' New Year's Eve Wedding in Times Square #MarryingMaria
JVC wrote, "Lineup of new receivers without disc-reading mechanism with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability and new AV receivers featuring enhanced connectivity with smartphones and equipped with a 6.8-inch LCD panel, such as Wi-Fi-enabled receivers with wireless connectivity for Android Auto".
For the longest time, users still had to physically connect their Android devices to the vehicle head unit - either with a standard USB cable or a dock - for Android Auto to work correctly.More news: Govt announces details of electoral bonds
Kenwood has teased that it will be showing off new high-end multimedia receiver units for cars at the CES 2018 trade show in Las Vegas which kicks off in a few days. One of those companies is JVCKenwood, which announced this week that it'll take the wraps off new automotive and media products. With the advent of wireless charging, near-field communication and a whole host of other seamlessly connected and wireless tech, Android Auto's reliance on a cabled connection could be seen as a little old hat. Many products showcased at CES at the start of the year don't arrive immediately so it would be best not to get your hopes up right now.
What do you think of Kenwood bringing wireless Android Auto and CarPlay to their new line of radios? This means that the port on your phone will remain free so that it can be charged while you're out and about.More news: Sumo Digital Acquires EVE Valkyrie's CCP Games Newcastle Studio