The Google Assistant driving mode, which the company first announced in 2019, is showing up on some Android devices. XDA developer reported. The user interface looks a little different from what Google showed off at its I / O developer conference last year. XDA says it was first noticed that something came up about two weeks ago when users reported seeing a new navigation interface in Google Maps.
It is not clear whether the introduction of this new mode is part of a test or will be for all users. Mischaal Rahman XDA He saw the new driving mode on a Google Pixel 4, an Asus ZenFone 7 Pro and an LG Velvet and suspected that the new mode will replace the Android Auto app on smartphones. That seems in line with what Google said The edge last year.
It is also not yet clear whether the new mode contains all of the functions that Google described when the driving mode was first published. It should be available on any assistant Android phone and use a voice prompt, “Hey Google, let̵
The voice prompt does not seem to work on devices activated with the new mode either Android police. To see if your device has assistant driving mode, open Google Maps and choose Google Assistant Settings from the Navigation Settings menu. If it’s not checked, you’ll be taken to the main section of the wizard settings.
Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for more information on Sunday.