Electric vehicles are improved with new technologies and being more popular, especially in recent years. While there are a lot of popular EV manufacturers and software developers, a few of them are the priority in this area. Now, Google announces the new Android Auto experience with new design and features in terms of improvements for drivers. Here are the details about the new Android Auto.
New Android Auto comes with key features from Android
If you have not experienced Android Auto yet, it allows you to connect your Android phone to your car display. Yesterday, Google announced the new features and design for this car application. The new UI comes with a few key features like a split-screen app for navigation, content playback, and more.
In addition to these features, Google brings also a new HD version of its Maps app for cars. The new HD maps app will offer more detailed road markings, lane-level localization, road barriers, and signs. The first steps for the new UI coming from Volvo and Polestar. According to the announcements, Volvo EX90 and Polestar 3 EVs owners can use the new features.
Additionally, Google says that the new Android Auto was released to everyone starting that day. One of the most significant functions of the new Android Auto is the ability to share your digital car key with friends and family. Thanks to the improved UI, you can now share access to your car with your trusted friends and family on your Pixel and iPhone. The Key Sharing feature is coming soon to Samsung and Xiaomi phones.
What’s coming in the new Android Auto?
- High-quality maps and navigation
- The Waze app is now available on select Renault vehicles and is headed to more cars with Google built-in.
- Google’s new HD map is now available in select new cars with Google built-in, starting with the Volvo EX90 and Polestar 3. The HD map delivers precise road details like lane markers, signs and road barriers to support automakers’ assisted and autonomous driving technology for safer, more hands-free driving on select roadways.
- More entertainment
- While you’re waiting for curbside pickup or charging your EV, the car screen is a great place to catch up on shows or movies. With Tubi and MGM+ already available on Google Play, we’ll soon be offering YouTube and more.
- Expanded choices
- With the recently announced 2023 Accord Touring model, Honda joins a growing list of brands offering cars with Google built-in that includes Volvo Cars, Polestar, Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac and Renault. Expect even more choices from brands like Ford and Lincoln later in 2023 as well. Learn more about cars with Google built-in on our website.