Google is now updating its Android Automotive operating system with a new feature that will make it easy to find charging stations and optimize the route. At present, only the Volvo XC40 Recharge and Polestar 2 have access to the function.
Google has introduced a new feature in its car operating system Android Automotive, which at the time of writing this article is only available in Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge and Polestar 2. The feature is developed to make it easier to find the charging station that suits best for your car and the route you are going to drive.
The function is a new route algorithm that uses graph theory to calculate which charging point to aim at, taking into account, among other things, the car’s charging status, position, and planned destination. The feature is built into Google Maps and, according to Google itself, it should take less than ten seconds for the system to search among tens of thousands of public charging stations. Google Maps will then show how long each charge will take, as well as how long the entire run will take.
In the future, Google plans to introduce information on the payment methods that apply at each charging station.