The company’s AmiGO navigation solution is now also available on Android Auto, essentially bringing its arsenal of next-gen features right to the head unit of our cars.
Powered by the Android device connected to the HU, TomTom’s AmiGO is pretty much a replacement for Waze, Google’s own navigation app that leverages the power of the community to report things like crashes, traffic jams, dangers on the road and speed cameras.
And AmiGO offers a similar approach, as it includes dedicated features that allow users to report danger zones, speed cameras, blocked roads, and more. And of course, everything is now also available on Android Auto, so you don’t have to grab your phone for everything anymore.
Needless to say, in addition to the report function, the app also comes with state-of-the-art navigation, while showing discreet warnings based on submitted reports. All in an ad-free user interface, so ultimately it’s a Waze alternative that’s definitely worth a try, especially now that it’s also available on Android Auto.
The number of apps uploaded to Android Auto is steadily increasing, and all because Google has removed some restrictions and now allows developers to publish apps optimized for the driving experience in more categories.
For example, Google allows developers to publish not only navigation apps, which means they can create alternatives to Google Maps and Waze, like TomTom’s AmiGO, but also parking and EV solutions, all of which would work on the car’s main unit via Android Auto.
This is supposed to help grow the Android Auto ecosystem fairly quickly, especially since all apps can be released to production channels without needing a beta.