Introduced five years ago, the Android Auto now supports over 500 car models from 50 different brands. According to Google, the refreshed interface is designed to help you get on the road faster, show more useful information at a glance and simplify common tasks while driving. The interface now has a darker look and new fonts, which will allow for better visibility of content on the car’s central screen.
The new notification centre shows recent calls, messages and alerts. Which means that drivers can now choose to view, listen and respond easily than before. As soon as you start your car, Android Auto will begin to play your media and show your navigation app of choice. Simply tap on a suggested location or say ‘Hey Google’ to navigate to a new place.
The navigation has also changed. You’ll now be able to see turn-by-turn directions, rewind your podcast and control your apps and phone on the same screen.
Google has also adjusted the Android Auto to fit different screen sizes. The Android Auto now maximises the in-car display to show more information, like next-turn directions, playback controls and ongoing calls.