New user interface for Android Auto
Android Auto will introduce a new interface that will help users get directions faster, control media more easily and have more functionality at their fingertips, Google said in a blog post.
Split-screen mode across screens and sizes
Android Auto will now offer split-screen mode, which is now standard across all screen types and sizes. This will give users easy access to their most used features in one place – no need for you to return to your home screen or scroll through the list of apps. “With your navigation and media always on, you won’t have to worry about your next turn when you change your favorite commute podcast,” Google said in the blog post.
More features added to the Google Assistant
Google Assistant is bringing contextual tips to help users 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 things more efficiently in the car, Google says. Users can now quickly message and call their favorite contacts with just one tap, and reply to messages simply by selecting the suggested response on the screen.
According to Google, all the features will be rolled out to Android Auto in the coming months.