On my recent trip to Kauai I had a 2019 Chevrolet Malibu...not bad but I really like Nissan Altima's for their great gas mileage and personal familiarity. I have never used Android Auto before and this Malibu had the ability. In the last year or so I have been pretty impressed with Google Maps and it's ability to mostly (95%+) provide accurate directions.
So, I downloaded the Android Auto app to my phone and gave it a whirl. I really did not like it. It would chime me and say "head east..." instead of turn around you idiot and go the right direction. When I am driving in a new area I typically have no idea where east or north is. On my phone it is very clear on what I am supposed to do but I got extremely frustrated using Android Auto and uninstalled the app and just connected via BT for music and audio map instructions.
I am hoping that maybe the Android Auto experience might be different with different cars or is that the standard behavior? For you fruity types...does Apple CarPlay act differently using Google Maps than your phone? (btw...the fruity reference is meant to be a bad pun with a fruit connotation...)