The user interface in your car on that big old screen is incredibly important. It can be a lot of activity at any given time, but some things are more important than others and need to be seen. The software that runs on that screen must also be able to adapt to the car or screen, and Google announced this this week for Android Auto.
Google this summer will launch a new Android Auto UI that is scalable and with a multitasking oriented experience. They also want Google Assistant to become a more important part of the experience.
The new Android Auto UI has a split screen mode that lets you keep activities in place so you can do things like access your list of apps without going to the home screen. You can use navigation and media that are always on so you don’t miss a turn. And Google Assistant is going to provide alerts, contextual suggestions, help you return missed calls, share arrival times, and reply to messages with one-tap suggestions.
Here’s a look at the new UI:
Pretty sweet, right? Look for it to launch this summer.