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Waze Looking for Android Auto Beta Testers

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One of the most frequently asked question in the Android Auto User Forum is about Waze.  When will it be available for Android Auto users?  It was demonstrated at CES in 2016, so many thought we would see it in 2016.  And the end of 2016, it still was not available.  This week Waze fans got a indication that Waze for Android Auto is coming soon.  Some Waze users received an email about interest in beta testing Waze Android Auto.  Those interested will need to fill out this form.

Android Auto adds Swipe to Dismiss

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The Android Auto team released version 2.2 this week.  The release introduces swipe to dismiss!  This is a much needed feature that has been lacking since the initial release of Android Auto.  I am surprised it wasn't available from release.  Now you can dismiss the cards that are no longer relevant for you and the cards stay dismissed for the duration of your drive.  This works whether you are displaying Android Auto on your phone screen or projecting it to your head unit screen. 
One other change I noticed with this release is that you can now say "Navigate to John Smith's house".  Previously this command was not understood by Android Auto, but "Take me to John Smith's house" was understood.  This is a nice change since people naturally want to say "navigate", not "Take me to".
Official announcement can be found here:  https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/android-auto/-5mrNN-z2AA