The popular search engine firm Google has updated its driver assisting mobile app - Android Auto - with a revised interface and new features. This the first time that Google has updated its app since its launch in 2015. Google has rolled out its updated Android Auto in annual developer conference held in California, US. The major update of the Android Auto is default dark mode, colourful accents and readable fonts. Google believes that these new features would fit better with modern automotive interiors.
Speaking about the new update in blog-post, Rod Lopez, Product Manager, Android Auto, said: "We're evolving Android Auto's design to fit in better with your car's interior. The new app interface is built to help you get on the road faster, show more useful information at a glance and simplify common tasks while driving."
The redesign Android Auto would allow users to see directions turn-by-turn even while they control other apps and would allow them to easily discover and start other apps compatible with Android Auto. One can tap on a suggested location or say 'Hey Google' to navigate to a new place. The new notification centre would display recent messages and calls at an accessible spot on the screen.
"If you have a car with a wider screen, 'Android Auto' now maximises your display to show you more information, like next-turn directions, playback controls and ongoing calls," Lopez added.
Android Auto was made to mirror features from an Android device to a car's compatible in-dash information and entertainment head unit. In addition to these, there are a few third-party Android OS apps that can work on the cars while driving to ease up your car journey.