May 12, 2022 – Google says the new split-screen display will be standard for all Android Auto users, allowing them to access key features like navigation, media player, and messages – all from one screen. Previously, the split-screen display was only available to owners of certain vehicles.
“We used to have a different screen mode that was available in a very limited amount of cars,” said Rod Lopez, lead product manager at Android Auto. “Now this is available no matter what type of display you have, what size, what form factor, and it’s a really, really exciting update.”
Android Auto will also adapt to any type of touchscreen, no matter what size. Automakers are starting to get creative with the size of their infotainment display, installing everything from large portrait-style screens to long vertical ones shaped like surfboards.