We knew it was coming, and now it's here, for a selected number of handsets at least: Android Auto is going wireless, provided you have a compatible head unit installed in your vehicle and a phone with the Pixel or Nexus name attached.
According to Cody's teardowns, version 3.0 of Auto was almost ready for the Wireless mode, but it's v3.1 that's required (APK Mirror link) to get things properly working. The tech giant adds that additional handset will be supported in the future, too. For now, auto wireless connectivity is limited to newer, third-party JVC and Kenwood head units. After the first wired pairing, wireless functionality will work automatically.
Google expects more compatible products to come out this year as well as rolling out support for other phones.
Finally, Android users (with Google phones) will be able to connect to Android Auto over Wi-Fi.
Soon you'll be able to kiss that cable goodbye, if you have a Google Phone and Android Auto 3.1.
With the Google I/O developer conference scheduled for May, we may well hear more about Google's plans for its in-car entertainment solution.