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Google Maps starts rolling out improved UI on Android Auto

Android Auto users should slowly start receiving the update as the company completes the testing phase.

Tech giant, Google, has reportedly started rolling out an improved UI for its 'Google Maps' app, when running on Android Auto.

As per reports, the updated Google Maps comes with a significant UI update, giving it an almost fresh look. The app is said to have plenty of visual refinements which give it a cleaner and more modern look when running on Android Auto. Some of these new updates include new iconology on the floating bottom panel, better highlighting of essential information such as time to destination, easy access to settings & alerts and a newly designed zoom-in and out button on the lower left corner.

Apart from the visual refinements, Google has slowly been adding a number of new features recently. These include "eco-friendly routes" which now consider more factors when calculating the best route for a destination. This includes increased focus on fuel consumption, road incline and traffic conditions. Google claims that this feature helped reduce emissions by the equivalent of taking half a million cars off the road.

Google Maps also recently introduced "Immersive view" for a number of locations. This feature provides a multi-dimensional view of locations to help drivers get familiar with the areas before they even begin driving.

While Google has remained mostly tight-lipped about the redesign of the Maps on Android Auto, users should slowly start receiving the update as the company completes the testing phase.

Source: AutoEvolution

 
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