In the Google Maps application version 10.45, an updated interface appears when using the standalone Android Auto application. The update presents a new look with updated buttons and more menus.
As reported by Android Police, directions and signs during navigation now have rounded corners and take up less space so users can still see a few maps behind.
At the same time, updates make landscape navigation better. Directions do not take up the area along with the screen and bringing up the settings menu will no longer cover the entire screen.
The Android Auto standalone application should be removed because Google already has an Assistant Driving Mode. Instead, the application remains available on the Play Store and anyone can download it to experience Android Auto without a compatible in-car head unit.