This Baffling Android Auto Problem Is Super Confusing Even for Google Itself

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In theory, when you disconnect your Android phone from a head unit and Android Auto closes, all the apps that you ran while driving, such as Google Maps and music players, are automatically suspended. This means they shouldn’t be reactivated until you reconnect the device.
But in practice, some people found out the hard way the music player they used on Android Auto starts blasting songs all of a sudden even though the smartphone is no longer connected to a head unit.

In other words, Android Auto somehow instructs the app to start playing music, even without an active connection to a car.

It goes without saying that this has caused some rather awkward moments, with some people claiming the whole thing happened in the middle of the night, but the good news is Google is already working on resolving the whole thing as we speak.

The bad news is Google can’t figure out what’s going on, even after receiving logs from affected users. So what the search giant now seeks is a larger batch of logs from Android Auto users, as it couldn’t determine the cause of this unexpected behavior.

We are currently investigating this issue. We reached out to you previously for the bug reports to help us further investigate this issue. We haven't received enough bug reports to identify the root cause of the issue. We'll be sending an email with the instructions on how to capture a bug report. Please reply directly to the email with your information. We request you to actively participate in sending us the bug report and help in the investigation,” a member of the Android Auto team explained.

If you want to help the search giant deal with this problem, just head over to this page and chime in. After that, the Android Auto team should reach out to you with more information on how you can generate a bug report that would include more information about what’s causing music players to start blasting tunes out of the blue.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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