Android Auto Wireless has been expanded to support most countries that already have Android Auto.
That means that it is now in 16 new countries. Only Japan and Russia are not supported right now, and there's no clarification at this time as to why those two were left out.
These are the countries that now have Android Auto Wireless
These are the 16 new countries that now have Android Auto Wireless: Australia, Austria, Germany, France, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.
This is in addition to the US, which already had support for Android Auto Wireless.
Other countries not listed here, do not have Android Auto, period yet. Which is unfortunate, but Google is still working to bring Android Auto to more and more countries. As you might expect, different countries have different requirements for things like Android Auto.
What is Android Auto Wireless?
Android Auto Wireless is the same Android Auto you have come to know and love, but without the need of plugging in your phone when you get in the car.
So you can simply get in the car and it'll automatically connect to your phone over Bluetooth, and you're good to go. This makes things so much easier. But of course, if you are going to be in the car for a while, it's a good idea to plug in your smartphone. As Android Auto uses a lot of juice, nevermind when you're using it wirelessly.
Not all cars and head units support Android Auto Wireless either. Pioneer and JVC Kenwood have a number of head units that do support Android Auto Wireless though. But many of the older head units do not. So it's not as simple as Google bringing Android Auto Wireless to your region. There are some other requirements here. So that's worth keeping in mind.
Android Auto Wireless has been a really big topic inside the Android Auto division of Android for quite some time. As it makes it so much easier to jump in the car and just use Android Auto. Instead of having to pull out your smartphone and plug it into your car to get started. And if you have a newer car, you can also use wireless charging at the same time. Though don't expect that to work well, when it comes to actually topping off your smartphone while using Android Auto.