It has been over four years since Google launched Android Auto, the extension of its mobile platform into the car. It has looked the same over the years but that’s going to change in the coming months. Google today revealed a major redesign for Android Auto which even includes a dark mode.
Google has said that it’s going to roll out this new design to all Android Auto compatible cars this summer. This interface has been developed to help users get on the road faster, see more useful information at a glance, and to simplify common tasks while driving.
As soon as the car is started, Android Auto will continue playing media while showing the user the navigation app of their choice. There’s a new navigation bar which lets them see turn-by-turn directions and be able to control their apps and phone on the same screen. There’s also a new notification center which shows recent calls, messages, and alerts.
Google has also evolved Android Auto’s design to fit better with a car’s interior. That’s why a dark theme with colorful accents and fonts that are easier to read seems like a good fit for Android Auto. Google will share more information about the new Android Auto experience at its I/O developers conference.