Android Auto adds to multitasking: the latest version now lets you use two apps at the same time, one occupying the vast majority of the screen and the other smaller, in a vertical stripe on the far right.
This new interface is already activated for Android Auto users on one condition: that the car has a panoramic screen large and wide enough to hold two applications at the same time.
Several apps on Android Auto at the same time
Android Auto inherits in its most recent version the split screen support in its version for dashboard displays. From now on, on widescreen displays, the Android Auto interface changes to display navigation in a vertical strip and two applications at the same time.
The main application you are using takes up 3/4 of the screen, while the second application takes up the remaining quarter. The division between apps can’t be moved and nothing can be readjusted or resized: it stays as it comes out, at least for now.
The way to choose which app appears in each location is also not very configurable: the app you are using is displayed large and the previous app small. If you have not used any app before, a clock is displayed
This mode is available on screens that Android Auto considers panoramic. On smaller screens or with a square aspect ratio, it should be possible to trick the system into changing the resolution with an application like HeadUnit Reloaded, although the result might not be too good.
If you are using Android Auto in the car, which has a panoramic screen, you should already see this new interface as long as you keep the car app. Android Auto Update to the latest version available on Google Play.
Via | XDA