ChargePoint offers Android Auto the same impressive features as a smartphone. It displays a map of the nearby stations and allows drivers to check the location of each station to make sure they are available.
Of course, drivers can simply tap any of the stations displayed to access more detailed information. The app also shows a list of filters to sort them by loading speed, availability, and cost.
Another good news is that the Android Auto version of the app comes with the “notify meThis feature allows you to configure ChargePoint to send a notification when an occupied station is available again.
ChargePoint’s debut on Android Auto is living proof that the app ecosystem is growing, and the changes that Google has implemented recently are slowly but surely paying off.
The Mountain View-based search giant decided to unlock Android Auto and allow more categories of apps, including EV Tools and other navigation apps that can all now compete with their own applications.
For example, Sygic has already released one Alternative to Google Mapsand thus fights against Google’s application on its own playground. Obviously, convincing long-time Google users to switch to a third party will be tough, but on the other hand, a more diverse app ecosystem is good news not only now but also in the long run.
There are no special requirements for ChargePoint for Android Auto as it can run on any device with Android 6 or later. And as long as it is installed on your Android phone, it should work perfectly once the device is connected to the head unit in the car.