Recently , Google announced major updates to its Android Auto technology at its annual developer conference in California.
Android Auto is a very popular technology from Google, which allows you to use many apps by connecting your smartphone to the infotainment unit of the car.
According to Google, the new update will fix screen resolution issues encountered in the software and also make the device user-friendly.
Will be set to adapt to every screen
The new update will primarily be a resolution compatible with the different sized infotainment displays of the cars. With this, the user interface (UI) of Android Auto will be given several landscape and portrait screen orientation options like 16:9 in Hyundai i20, 9:16 in Volvo XC60 etc.
Earlier Android Auto did not have split screen feature for each car. After the new update, it will also have the ability to be set to suit every screen and split screen.
These will be user friendly updates
According to Google data, most consumers use Android Auto for mainly three functions – navigation, media and communication. That’s why the focus will now be on all three in the Android Auto screen.
These three options will be visible to the user on the screen at all times, which will make it easier for the user. A big change will also happen in Google Voice Assistant. Now it will also reply to the message from your request and will also be able to share the estimated time of the destination.
Users will be able to cast content from the phone
Giving information about these changes, Google also said that the company is also including screen cast for cars in Android Auto.
“In the coming days, users will not only be able to do web browsing on their car’s display but will also be given the option to cast content from their phones to the car’s screen,” the company said.
This means that the screen of the phone will be directly visible on the car infotainment display. A study by car insurance comparison company Jerry ‘s has found that Android users are more modest and drive better than iPhone users. The study revealed that the safe-driving score of Android users was better.