2024 anniversary update: What's new on Weather & Radar for Android Auto
7 February 2024
2024 anniversary update
Weather & Radar for Android Auto
We're thrilled to mark Weather & Radar's one-year anniversary on Android Auto and Android Automotive with a major upgrade!
This year, enjoy enhanced interactivity, real-time weather alerts, and more personalisation options in your favourite weather app companion on the road.
Take us with you on your next trip and ensure you remain informed and safe with Weather & Radar, the first fully integrated weather app for Android Auto. All you need to start is an Android smartphone, a car that supports Android Auto, and the latest Weather & Radar app version downloaded.
Simply connect your phone to your car and select the app icon, and the WeatherRadar will appear on your car display screen.
Take us with you!
Weather & Radar has served over 20,000 journeys in the UK alone in the past four months.
What’s new in 2024:
Interactive Radars: Explore the weather around your area more dynamically by panning across the map with our newly interactive radars.
Additional Radar Layers: Dive deeper into weather insights with two new radar layers – the TemperatureRadar and WindRadar, providing a more complete weather picture.
Weather Alerts while driving: Stay safe and ahead of severe weather with real-time alerts for adverse conditions like heavy rain, severe thunderstorms, and more. (Note: The Android Auto app needs to be open or running in the background.)
In addition to these exciting new features, the WeatherRadar still displays cloud cover, lightning, and precipitation type, while the RainfallRadar offers a detailed view of precipitation intensity.
Both views are zoomable and update automatically with your location. Our full precipitation type key is available inside our mobile app, with colours representing different weather conditions.
Weather & Radar display on Android Auto alongside your map route.
Split-screen mode is also available if your car display supports wide resolution, allowing you to see the weather while using your favourite navigation app. Here are additional setting features we added for a more personalised touch to your time on the road:
New customisation options for a personalised experience:
Default Radar Setting: Choose your preferred radar layer to be displayed upon starting the app in your vehicle.
Map Scaling Options: Adjust the map scale for better visibility, with options for smaller or larger text.
Temperature and Wind Unit Adjustments: Tailor the temperature and wind unit displays to your preference (available for Android Automotive only).
And for Apple users, we haven’t forgotten about you – CarPlay integration is still in the works. We’re committed to bringing innovative solutions to all our users.
We have lots of big ideas in store, so keep your eyes peeled and let us know what you think of these new features!