Android Auto — Google’s system for powering your car’s dash display from your phone, and the company’s answer to Apple’s CarPlay — is going wireless. You can leave your phone in your bag, and it’ll still be able to push your apps and content to your in-dash screen.
Alas, there’s a catch: To get it all working wirelessly at this point, you’ll need to have some pretty specific gear.
You’ll need the right phone (Pixel or Pixel XL, Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P) and the right head unit — and for now, that means one of just a handful of units announced by JVC/Kenwood earlier this year.
The list of compatible devices will grow in time (Google says to expect more “this year”) — but if you want wireless right this second, the…