Google is in possession of a Maserati Ghibli for testing purposes and has equipped the car with a prototype version of Android Auto, The Verge reports.
In cooperation with Qualcomm, Google installed a massive touchscreen in the center stack of a Maserati Ghibli and replaced the driver’s display with a digital screen as well. The tablet-like screen is running a prototype version of Android Auto that controls more parts of the car than the current system, allowing the user to adjust HVAC controls, heated seats, power windows, door locks and more.
One particularly interesting feature is the system’s split-screen function, which allows the user to view more than one page of information at once. For example, if you’re listening to music and want to adjust the heat, you can access the HVAC controls on the bottom portion of the screen while information in regards to your music remains up top.
The driver’s display screen behind the steering wheel is another new feature and comes with some “nice supplementary information,” The Verge says, displaying album art, contact photos and other info in a clean and subtle way.
Check out the demonstration video above and keep an eye out for similar projects going forward as Google and FCA’s partnership continues to cultivate.