Android Auto is getting another refresh, this time with a focus on the evolving nature of vehicle touchscreens.
Google says the new split-screen display will be standard for all Android Auto users, allowing them to access key features like navigation, media player, and messages — all from one screen. Previously, the split-screen display was only available to owners of certain vehicles. Now, it will be the default user experience for all Android Auto customers.
“We used to have a different screen mode that was available in a very limited amount of cars,” said Ron Lopez, lead product manager at Android Auto. “Now this is available no matter what type of display you have, what size, what form factor, and it’s a really, really exciting update.”