Android Auto is a Google solution for connecting smartphones and cars. This goes further than a simple mirror on the screen, having some features dedicated to this interface, helping drivers in many moments.
But since not all vehicles have the operating system, as an alternative to help drivers, Google Maps is the perfect solution. According to information from the XDA Developers, version 10.45 of the application brings a new interface with a focus on improving the user experience with Android Auto.
In the navigation mode of the app, now, the menus and banners displayed at the bottom of the screen are smaller and «float», making the visualization of the route much better when used with the smartphone screen horizontally, a position similar to that seen in the car displays . In the image below it is possible to compare the old, the new:
Improvements are already being rolled out in the last application update. Therefore, we should receive even more improvements in the interface, which should become more intuitive both in vehicles and in Android Auto for smartphones.