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News New Android Auto Could Read Vehicle Info And Even Pay Tolls

New Android Auto Could Read Vehicle Info And Even Pay Tolls

Great things could be in the works at Google

  • Latest Android Auto update could lead to massive changes in the software’s capability

  • Google Pay could be used to pay tolls

  • Android Auto could measure fuel levels and oil levels in the vehicle


The latest Android Auto update doesn’t seem huge on paper. As a matter of fact, Google didn’t even include a change log for the new 5.4.5022 version.

Still, one Redditor decided to dig deeper and what he or she found is that although this update doesn’t bring specific new functionality, there’s a lot of potential for a ton of impressive features in the future.

Google’s Android Auto may eventually be able to read the vehicle’s information such as fuel levels, oil levels, and speed. Moreover, the original poster says Google Pay technology could be integrated into Android Auto to cover tolls, for example. How Google would adapt NFC technology to make that work remains to be seen.

Ultimately, these elements found in Android Auto may not actually make it to a future system. We’re sure Google has a lot of features in mind and may simply be testing a few things in the new version.

Last but not least, there are new features in the latest version aimed at making texting easier, although nothing concrete yet.

The latest Android Auto update fixes bugs and doesn’t bring any new functionality. But, it’s what’s under that’s really interesting. Let’s hope some of these functions eventually make it to an Android Auto system near you.

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Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including EcoloAuto.com and MotorIllustrated.com as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email

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