The Google Assistant Driving mode that the corporate first introduced in 2019 has began showing on some Android gadgets, XDA-Builders reported. The UI seems considerably totally different from what Google confirmed at its I/O builders convention final 12 months. XDA says it first seen one thing was coming about two weeks in the past, when customers reported seeing a brand new navigation interface in Google Maps.
It’s not clear whether or not the rollout of this new mode is a part of a take a look at or can be coming for all customers. Mishaal Rahman at XDA stated he noticed the brand new driving mode on a Google Pixel 4, an Asus ZenFone 7 Professional, and an LG Velvet, and he surmises that the brand new mode will change the Android Auto app on smartphones. That appears in keeping with what Google advised The Verge final 12 months.
Whether or not the brand new mode will embrace all of the options Google described when it first unveiled the driving mode additionally isn’t but clear. It was meant to be out there on any Android cellphone with Assistant, utilizing a “Hey Google, let’s drive” voice immediate that may carry up a dashboard with driving-relevant actions and different customized suggestions. And it will present infotainment options to drivers whose autos aren’t outfitted with touchscreen shows.
The voice immediate doesn’t seem to work but even on gadgets enabled with the brand new mode, based on Android Police. To see in case your gadget has Assistant Driving Mode, open Google Maps and from the navigation settings menu, and choose “Google Assistant settings.” If it’s not enabled, you’ll be taken to the primary Assistant settings part.
Google didn’t instantly reply to a request for extra data Sunday.