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Google just released a major version change to Android Auto 12 under beta channel featuring new Material Your design for your phone settings app. Google is also testing a permanent toggle for Weather widget for car head unit featuring new Coolwalk UI.

The new UI is streamlined to match the Material You Design across all the apps on latest Android OS. Android Auto also lets you completely disable Message Notifications.

Google will be releasing exciting upgrades to Android Auto based on AI (Artificial Intelligence) like the upcoming Gemini integration which can now replace the default Google Assistant on your phone. But that may take a while before it happens.

Google is working on real-time battery information on Android Auto on Google Maps; great for electric vehicles. Planned trips from Google Maps from phone to their cars would be a great feature to have.

The latest update may have fixed Android Auto automatically switching to Google Maps when users request navigation through Google Assistant bug; found in previous update.

What’s new with Android Auto 12?

Android Auto 12.0.141944 Beta just released under beta channel featuring new Material You design. So it will automatically apply your Android theme by changing the layout. The buttons and toggles are now round. The theme is also darker and will switch depending on the phone configuration.

Material You Design for Android Auto

However, the new Material Your design change is still a server side switch. So not everyone will get it right away. A couple of force stops and restarts may trigger the new UI.

New Weather widget toggle is now being implemented into the phone settings.

Material You Design for Android Auto and Weather Widget

    Notifications with Assistant toggle is also present wherein the Google Assistant will read messages out loud. You can also disable it completely.

    Material You Design for Android Auto Notifications with Assistant

    More Android Auto updates from previous versions:

    • Android Auto also lets you completely disable Message Notifications.
    • Android Auto update brings AI Summaries feature that condenses messages for easier comprehension while driving.
    • New UI for Google Assistant takes up less space on the screen.
    • Electric vehicles using Android Auto can now share battery data with Google Maps, providing drivers with estimated arrival battery level and suggesting charging stops.
    • Cars with Google built-in can now send planned trips from Google Maps on phones directly to the car.
    • New apps like Chrome browser (beta for select cars), PBS KIDS, Crunchyroll, and The Weather Channel app are available for Android Auto.
    • Digital car key functionality is expanding to select Volvo cars.

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