On the Google Blog, the company announced new improvements coming to Android Auto, aimed at making your driving experience easier and safer.
A brand-new look for Android Auto
This summer, Android Auto will roll out a brand new interface that will help you get directions faster, control your media more easily and have more functionality at your fingertips.
Built to adapt to any screen size
With split screen mode, now standard across all screen types and sizes, you’ll have access to your most-used features all in one place — no need to return to your home screen or scroll through a list of apps. With your navigation and media always on, you won’t have to worry about missing your next turn while changing your favorite commute podcast. And with the new design able to adapt to different screen sizes, it looks great across widescreen, portrait and more.
New features for Android Auto
Google Assistant is bringing contextual suggestions to help you be more productive in the car. From suggested replies, to messages, to sharing arrival times with a friend, or even playing recommended music, Google Assistant is helping you do more in the car efficiently.
In addition to using your voice, you can now quickly message and call favourite contacts with just one tap, and reply to messages by simply selecting a suggested response on the screen – helping you communicate effectively while allowing you to keep your eyes on the road.
Stay connected and entertained with Google built-in
Cars with Google built-in often come with large displays, and Google recently announced that it will support YouTube to cars with Google built-in and offer more video streaming apps, including Tubi and Epix Now. So, when you’re parked waiting for your car to charge or at curbside pickup, you’ll be able to enjoy video directly from your car display.
You will be able to not only browse the web directly from your car display, but also cast your own content from your phone to your car screen.
Enjoy video content directly from your car’s screen while parked
The updates will be rolling out to Android Auto in the coming months.