August 8, 2022

What you need to know

  • Android Auto is receiving a new split screen mode this summer for all screen sizes.
  • Split Screen will enable users to have quick access to important features without needing to scroll throgh apps.
  • Google will also roll out contextual suggestions for music and messages with the help of Google Assistant.

Google I/O 2022 is still underway, with plenty of updates coming to various Google products and services. The company is already working on bringing Chromecast media streaming to Android Auto displays. Now, Google is highlighting more updates that drivers can expect this summer to make the UI much more intuitive.

On Thursday, Google announced a new split screen mode for Android Auto that will soon be available on all screen sizes. This will make it much easier to access some of the most-used features, so drivers don’t have to fiddle around to find the best Android Auto apps. With the update, users will have quick access to navigation, communication, and media, right at their fingertips.

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Along with the new split screen mode, Android Auto will also leverage Google Assistant more to present drivers with contextual suggestions. This includes quick replies when messaging, returning missed calls, sharing expected arrival times, and even suggesting recommended songs to play.