Android Auto is a technology that allows your phone to connect to your car screen, and it has been integrated into Android 10.Instead of having to install a separate application from the Play Store, Google has chosen to hide the Android Auto app from the app drawer of Android phones and put those functions in the native settings menu. This is because Google wants to provide a renewed user interface for Android Auto, and they want to keep the original in its own silo. Android Auto allows you to see notifications from compatible apps, but it's important that they don't catch your attention while driving. If you don't want to be distracted, you can adjust your options in Android Auto.
It's a great service that provides instant access to music, radio, navigation and more when connected to compatible vehicles. However, it's a fairly closed ecosystem since only applications approved by Google can be officially used. This is for security reasons, as Google doesn't want people to watch videos while driving. But what if you have a legitimate reason for using Android Auto? Both Google Assistant driving mode and Android Auto for phone screens support several multimedia applications, but driving mode is likely to be much more future-proof.
It installs a chosen application as usual, but it makes Android think that the application it installs was installed by the Play Store instead. Google Assistant's driving mode is just as easy to access as Android Auto for phone screens, but it could be that Google completely backs down and launches a new Auto app for phones or re-launches the old one. At the end of the day, Google announced Android Auto at a time when automakers were looking for new ways to attract more tech-savvy customers. The Android Auto app icon will soon be hidden by default when Google Assistant driving mode is activated, and it is already hidden on some Android 10 devices.
To access it, open the Android Auto application on your phone which will go directly to the settings menu. If you want to start using Android Auto as soon as you connect your device, even if it's locked, activate the Start Android Auto while it's locked slider in the settings menu. Android Auto is an extension of the Android platform that is highly optimized for use in a moving vehicle. It has been around for 10 years now and has been providing users with applications that they can install and run or can't install.