Google is giving Android Auto a refresh, incorporating a revised split-screen view and extra flexibility for various sized touchscreens.
The split-screen view permits customers to entry a number of options—corresponding to navigation and messages—directly. It was beforehand obtainable solely on sure automobiles, however will now be the default setup for all customers, in keeping with The Verge.
Android Auto has additionally been up to date to help completely different sized screens. That is turn into extra necessary as automakers have launched extra elaborate and various display screen sizes and orientations. Some, like Volvo, have caught with portrait-oriented screens, whereas others like BMW and Mercedes-Benz have launched lengthy horizontal screens. This can proceed to alter as automakers refresh and redesign their automobiles.
Android Auto in-car streaming
Google has additionally needed to adapt Android Auto to greater screens, such because the 56-inch Hyperscreen show (really three screens below one piece of glass) obtainable within the Mercedes-Benz EQS and the 33-inch show within the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq, Android Auto lead product supervisor Rod Lopez mentioned in an interview with The Verge.
Different Android Auto updates embody standardized test-message replies customers can ship with one faucet, and the power for Android smartphone customers to stream content material from their telephones to a automobile’s display screen.
Android Automotive, Google’s embedded Android infotainment system, additionally now helps the Tubi TV and Epix Now streaming companies. Within the U.S., Android Automotive is presently obtainable in sure Volvo fashions, in addition to the Polestar 2, from the Swedish automaker’s spinoff model. Ford and Lincoln will begin utilizing the system starting in 2023, and Audi, Stellantis, and the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance have expressed curiosity as properly.