Get turn-by-turn navigation with Google Maps

You can use Android Auto to get voice-guided navigation, estimated arrival times, live traffic information, lane guidance, and more with Google Maps.

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Get directions with voice commands
  1. Say "OK Google" or select the microphone .
  2. Tell Android Auto where you'd like to go. Some examples of things you can say are:
    • "Take me home."
    • "Navigate to Union Square, San Francisco."
    • "Directions to Philz Coffee."
    • "Navigate to work."
    • "Drive to 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View."
  3. If multiple locations come up, confirm the one you want and follow the directions to your destination.
Get directions with the display

Put your car in park (P). If you're using Android Auto on your car screen, you won't be able to type in your destination until you do so.

  1. Select Directions .
  2. To open the keyboard, select the search field at the top of the screen.
  3. Enter your destination. Some examples of things you can type are:
    • "Union Square, San Francisco."
    • "Philz Coffee."
    • "1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View."
  4. If multiple locations come up, confirm the one you want and follow the directions to your destination.
Get traffic information

You'll see color-coded current traffic conditions on highways and roads where information is available. To turn traffic information on and off, follow these steps:

If you’re on your phone: 

  1. Tap the More icon  on the top right of the screen.
  2. Tap Traffic.

 If you're on your car display:

  1. Tap the Settings icon .
  2. Tap Traffic.
If traffic information is on, the traffic switch will be blue. If traffic information is off, the traffic switch will be gray.

To stop navigation at any point:

  1. Say "Ok Google," or tap the microphone icon on the top right of your device.
  2. Say "stop navigation” or “cancel navigation.” 

To modify or mute voice guidance, get alternate routes, or see information about your destination at any time during your trip, select More .

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