You may recall that in May, Google showed off a major overhaul of the Android Auto interface. The design overhaul was supposed to be released in the summer, but that apparently didn’t materialize. We don’t know what’s causing the delay, but as the new UI begins to seed public beta users, it seems to be finally coming to an end.
Unfortunately, a quick look at the Google Play Store listing for Android Auto shows that all slots for the beta branch are full. This means that if you’re not a beta tester yet, you won’t be able to fully experience the new UI.
New Android Auto UI
The new Android Auto interface is rounder and cleaner, with larger UI elements and controls. Google’s goal is to make it more legible and make the controls more accessible. Split screen should also be more efficient now. Below is a list of some major Android Auto changes.
- Your map will now be closer to the driver in the new dashboard with improved size/accessibility.