Android Auto Updated with New Look Split Screen & Assistant Features

There are several updates for cars compatible with Android Auto and cars with Google built-in to help users stay connected and entertained while enhancing your experience on the road.

A brand-new look for Android Auto
Since it first launched, Android Auto has expanded to support more than 150 million cars across nearly every car brand. And over the years, Google found there are three main functionalities that drivers prioritize in their cars: navigation, media and communication. This summer, Android Auto will roll out a brand new interface that will help users get directions faster, control your media more easily and have more functionality at your fingertips.

With split screen mode, now standard across all screen types and sizes, users will have access to your most-used features all in one place — no need to return to the home screen or scroll through a list of apps. With the navigation and media always on, users won’t have to worry about missing the next turn while changing the 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 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 users do more in the car efficiently.

In addition to using  voice, users can now quickly message and call favorite contacts with just one tap, and reply to messages by simply selecting a suggested response on the screen – helping users communicate effectively, while allowing you to keep your eyes on the road. Keep an eye out for these updates to Android Auto in the coming months

Stay connected and entertained with Google built-in
Cars with Google built-in often come with large displays, and we’re continuing to build new experiences for those displays while your car is parked.

Google previously announced  bringing YouTube to cars with Google built-in and more video streaming apps will join the queue, including Tubi and Epix Now. So, when users are parked waiting for the car to charge or at curbside pickup, you’ll be able to enjoy video directly from your car display.

Google is working to add more capabilities to cars with Google built-in in the future, users will be able to not only browse the web directly from the car display, but also cast their own content from a phone to the car screen.