Very strange indeed. All I can say is, I have Android 10, I have an Android Auto phone interface and Android Auto on my Kenwood head unit. I also noticed that article is almost a year old, I'm not sure how relevant it still is (or was).https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.th...30/google-android-auto-assistant-maps-driving
"That version of Android Auto should be basically identical to what existed before, but with one very large caveat: it’s not going to last forever. Google will sunset it as soon as the Assistant-powered interface is ready for wide adoption. Note that that could mean that both apps will coexist for a time."