After more than a year of testing, and having aroused the highest expectations from Android Auto users, HERE WeGo is now compatible with the car’s operating system. It’s in beta at the moment, but it is fully functional: we checked it in our Android Auto.
It cannot be said that there are few GPS guidance applications in Android Auto, which after the most important Google services (Maps and Waze) were arriving. Sygic, TomTom, Coyote… But There was one mapping company that didn’t offer Android Auto compatibility: HERE Maps
HERE WeGo Beta brings free tips to Android Auto
The company, formerly owned by Nokia, has established itself in the GPS navigation segment thanks to the high quality of its maps, its guidance engine, HERE has concluded agreements with the automotive industry to bring its services to a large number of brands and, let’s not forget, HERE Maps is very important in the private domain thanks to its free mobile application.
ICI WeGo is the company’s mobile application with free offline maps of the world, real time traffic, voice-assisted point-to-point guidance and many other options; which makes this application one of the best in its range. The arrival of Android Auto could not therefore be better timed: this is exactly what its users were waiting for.
HERE WeGo is adding the aforementioned vehicle system support in the new beta, which can currently be downloaded from the Google Play Store. Once installed on the phone, HERE WeGo appears on the vehicle console to be used as a navigatorJust like Google Maps.
The maps are perfectly readable, the interface translates accurately to the vehicle console, the touch control is good, the guidance works as expected and, in addition, HERE WeGo works completely offline
how to catch, the Android Auto interface is not yet translated into Spanish, so you have to use it in English. Without this being too much of a problem since the operation is intuitive: it took time for compatibility with Android Auto to arrive, but it shows that HERE Maps has done its homework well.
Although it is only in beta version at the moment, its installation is recommended: just download the test version of the application, number 4.4. Once installed, the HERE WeGo shortcut will now appear on the Android Auto screen.