The Google Assistant Driving mode, which the company first announced in 2019, has started appearing on some Android devices, XDA developers reports. The user interface looks a little different from what Google showed at its I / O developer conference last year. XDA says he first noticed something coming about two weeks ago when users reported seeing a new navigation interface on Google Maps.
It is not clear whether the distribution of this new mode is part of a test or will be offered to all users. Mishaal Rahman c XDA said it has seen the new driving mode of Google Pixel 4, Asus ZenFone 7 Pro and LG Velvet and suggests that the new mode will replace the Android Auto app on smartphones. This seems to coincide with what Google said On the edge last year.
Whether the new mode will include all the features described by Google at its first introduction is also still unclear. It was to be available on any Android phone with Assistant, using a “Hey, Google, let̵
It seems that the voice bar still doesn’t work even on devices activated with the new mode, according to Android police. To see if your device has Assistant driving mode, open Google Maps from the navigation settings menu and select “Google Assistant Settings.” If it is not activated, you will be taken to the main Assistant settings section.
Google did not immediately respond to a request for more information on Sunday.