Messaging apps Voice-based messaging

Voice-based messaging

Voice-based messaging allows drivers to keep their eyes on the road while communicating. Android Auto’s messaging app template uses a single navigation model across all messaging apps. Apps using this template receive and respond to text-based messages only, transforming text such as SMS and email into audio.

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Incoming text-based messages animate downwards from the top of the screen (see Notifications). If the driver doesn't respond to them immediately, they can be accessed on the Home screen or on the phone, after driving.

Drivers can access messages through these views:

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Users can play and reply to a message using a single flow.

Voice replying to a message

This dialogue illustrates the voice commands and sequence used to reply to a text message. To be recognized by Android Auto, commands must be used in one of the patterned sequences

Driver

Google Voice

“Reply!”

“What’s the message?”

“I’ll be 10 minutes late. Please start without me. I’ll find you when I get there.”

“Here is your message to Firstname Lastname:

‘I’ll be 10 minutes late. Please start without me. I’ll find you when I get there.’

Do you want to send it?”

“Yes!”

“Message sent to Firstname Lastname”