Since even a full phone reset or changing the phone altogether didn’t fix the problem, nor did moving from a wired to a wireless connection, the conclusion is that it may not simply be called by faux cables used to connect to your car’s infotainment system. In any case, if you have this annoying Android Auto relaunch bug while you use Google Maps for navigation in your car, do add to the thread to help Google note and identify the potential problem.
A strange Android Auto problem is forcing the company’s most popular Google Maps app to crash and relaunch constantly while driving, which may be incredibly frustrating. Some Android Auto users are reporting unpredictable Google Maps performance, while others have yet to see it, and Google has remained silent on the matter so far, implying that this is a one-off defect caused by unknown factors. According to Autoevolution, the Google support thread for the issue was launched lately, and while it initially appeared to be limited to Chinese phone manufacturers such as Vivo or Huawei, the most recent post comes from someone with a Pixel 3XL.