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May 20, 2021—Google announced this week that it's making it easier for third-party app developers to create apps that work with the Android Automotive operating system, TechCrunch reports.

The news came out of Google's annual developer conference on Tuesday, with the company saying that it's extending its Android For Cars App Library to support Android Automotive.

The TechCrunch story says new third-party apps that could be in the pipeline could be for navigation, EV charging, parking, and more. Expansion of the app library is relevant as more and more vehicles are powered by Android Automotive. Some 10 models, by the end of the year, from Volvo, GM, Renault, and Polestar, will run on the operating system.

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