1. meyerovb's Avatar
    When using google maps nav in android auto, does it still notify you if there's a faster route available and let you accept it by clicking an alert?
    04-23-2016 06:44 PM
  2. ireknole's Avatar
    When using google maps nav in android auto, does it still notify you if there's a faster route available and let you accept it by clicking an alert?
    Yes it does, but there is no sound alert if you don't have voice turned on. So you'd have to be watching the screen to see it in that case.
    04-23-2016 07:16 PM
  3. fragilemn's Avatar
    yeah when you are driving and watch the map screen you can see the little text boxes that say "5 minutes slower", "7 minutes slower", whatever, for the different side roads (intersections) that you are coming up on.
    04-25-2016 10:05 AM
  4. meyerovb's Avatar
    yeah when you are driving and watch the map screen you can see the little text boxes that say "5 minutes slower", "7 minutes slower", whatever, for the different side roads (intersections) that you are coming up on.
    I'm not referring to that. It's rare but if you're on a road trip and there's an accident on your path or something, google maps will pop up an alert and say 'we found a faster route, click accept to change route'. I wanted to make sure that's still available on android auto. As the last poster said it does have that.

    There's no setting to auto-accept on the phone app, which completely defeats the hands free purpose. If anyone's experienced this with android auto, is there a way to accept without physically clicking the screen?
    04-25-2016 10:12 AM
  5. OliverK's Avatar
    Yes that exists and will pop up with a faster route exactly as you gave an example of.
    04-25-2016 07:13 PM
  6. gadgetfan's Avatar
    I haven't yet seen this pop up on Android Auto, but good to know it's there. I used to see it fairly frequently when I just used Google Maps on my phone. Haven't done enough navigating in the new car to know if this comes up.

    As a workaround, when navigating via Google Maps in Android Auto, you can bring up the options and show alternate routes, and it'll show up to three routes (including the current one) and whether they're faster or slower. It seems to be updated pretty consistently, as I could see the "x minutes faster/slower" info change if I left that view open.

    I was periodically checking this on Monday during my last long drive and even though a different route was sometimes faster, it didn't give me any pop-up alerts. Maybe Maps has some threshold where the alternate route has to be consistently faster for a certain number of minutes or something before it alerts you.
    04-27-2016 11:49 AM
  7. Victor Howard's Avatar
    It certainly will let you know there are faster routes. It got me around some nasty I-95 holiday accidents.
    04-28-2016 03:47 PM
  8. Roaders's Avatar
    I have this issue as well. In Google maps you get an alert and a prompt to take the new faster route. You don't get this in android auto though. Because of this I have not been using android auto over the holidays and Google maps has routed me round some really bad traffic.
    I hope they fix this in android auto soon...
    01-01-2017 05:17 PM
  9. scott_0's Avatar
    when using AA last week to navigate me out of Baltimore, I got an alert that 95 North was backed up, google maps recommended I take rt1 North to cut time, so yes it does indeed alert you
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    01-01-2017 10:55 PM

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