The new Android Auto will take greater advantage of the screens it's used on. The new design launched today will roll out to all Android Auto compatible cars later this summer, Google mentions in a blog post. Additionally, Android Auto features a new color palette - a darker theme with colorful accents and easy-to-read fonts - that should improve visibility.
That new color palette, Google says, is created to be easier to see while you're driving, given the fact that most dashboards are made of darker materials.
As you can see in the animation above, Android Auto is going to look completely different very soon.
Get on the road faster: As soon as you start your vehicle, Android Auto will continue playing your media and show your navigation app of choice.
Google has recognized that most cars have dark-colored dashboards. "We're evolving Android Auto's design to fit in better with your car's interior", Lopez says.
Similarly, if you have Spotify open but map navigation in the background, you'll see a brief blurb telling you the direction of your next turn, how far away it is, and what road you'll be turning onto. Google also provided a handy list of changes.
A new navigation bar, meanwhile, will not only show shortcuts for different apps but allow control over their essential features. In a new notification center, drivers will get centralized information about all of their communications, including recent calls, messages and alerts. Android Auto uses all the real estate to give you the most information possible.
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Google has just announced a massive redesign for Android Auto that makes it easier to manage notifications, access apps, and control media. We should hear more about it at I/O 2019 this week.