I checked the forum but didn't see anything directly related to this. Have a 2016 SXL. Some of the time have used Android Auto, with my Motorola Moto Z Force phone. I also just did the UVO update. Pain in the neck to connect the wire. Found that the Google map directions, to me, will not shut up, gives a lot more directions that I find annoying. What I thought it would do would be read and send texts. At first nothing with the standard Verizon text app on the phone. I then made Google Hangouts my default text app and as long as I have Android Auto running I it seems to do this. However, if I try to use a voice command to initiate a text, I get a very curt response that it can't do that. It's like I've upset her somehow. When a text comes in, I get a voice notification if she wants me to read the text. Afterward asks if I want to reply. That's dicey, I've tried voice command, but it seems that's not needed. I keep repeating Reply and it will sometimes work.
So the question is, are there any other text apps, other than Google Hangouts that may work better? Or could it be operator error? Good chance I'm working the app correctly, but I've not seen a lot of instructions for it. Would be nice if Android Auto worked over Bluetooth. I've had reasonably good luck playing my music that way. I get so few texts that at this point I just have Android Auto running when I'm on a longer trip. Though I flip the screen back to the main nav screen for my directions.