Google is giving Android Auto a refresh, adding a modified split-screen view and more flexibility for different sized touchscreens.
Split-screen view lets users access multiple features — such as navigation and messaging ে at once. It was previously only available to certain vehicles, but will now be the default setup for all users, accordingly Edge.
Android Auto has also been updated to support different sized screens. This has become even more important as automakers have introduced more wide and varied screen sizes and adaptations. Some, like the Volvo, are stuck with portrait-based screens, while others, such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz, have introduced longer horizontal screens. This will continue to change as automakers refresh and redesign their vehicles.
Android Auto In-Car Streaming
Google has also had to adapt Android Auto to larger screens, such as the 56-inch hyperscreen display found in the Mercedes-Benz EQS (actually three screens under a piece of glass) and the upcoming Cadillac Lyric, 33-inch display on Android. In an interview with Auto Lead Product Manager Rod Lopez, Dr. Edge.
Other Android Auto updates include standard test-message answers that users can send in one tap, and Android smartphone users have the ability to stream content from their phone to a car screen.
Android Automotive, Google’s embedded Android infotainment system, now supports Tube TV and Apex Now streaming services. In the US, Android Automotive is currently available on specific Volvo models as well as the Swedish automaker’s SpinOff brand Polyester 2. Ford and Lincoln will start using the system in 2023, and Audi, Stellantis and Renault have also expressed interest in the Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance.