Driving assistant mode helps you complete actions while driving. Another benefit of driving mode is that you can control the interface using voice commands; this helps avoid distractions when driving. Even if you receive a text message or an incoming call, Google Assistant can read it for you without interrupting the navigation screen.
It can be accessed through the direct access on the home screen or by verbally instructing the Google Assistant to start assistant driving mode.That's because you don't need to mirror your smartphone screen to the vehicle's infotainment screen if you're using Google Assistant's driving mode.
The car-optimized experience in Google Maps for Android will be maintained, which Google also calls driving mode. Google now tells us that it will close the entire assisted driving mode panel on November 21. Many community members considered the assisted driving mode panel to be a downgrade, and some suggested that it was never intended to be a permanent replacement, but rather that it was an interim measure to gradually convert Android Auto users to Google Maps. One way to do this is to open Google Maps and start navigation, which opens the assistant in the background and adds an application launcher in the lower right part for easy access to calls, messages, multimedia content and other applications. Unlike Android Auto, which must be compatible with specific cars and sound equipment, Google Assistant's driving mode can work with any vehicle.
If you don't want assisted driving mode to start automatically when your phone connects to the car's Bluetooth or when it detects that you're driving, you always have the option to start it manually. If you're not familiar with Google Assistant's driving mode, read on to learn how to use it. As long as you have a reasonably up-to-date Android smartphone, you can use driving mode in Google Assistant and you don't need to download it through the Play Store as Android Auto. The only difference between the two is that you can access the standalone version with a voice command such as “Hello, Google, start driving mode” or by pressing the direct access to driving mode on the phone's home screen.
In addition, the driving mode settings give you the option to allow or ignore incoming calls and text notifications while driving. Canceling driving mode is the latest in a series of measures that Google Assistant has taken to move away from functionality that is not based solely on the voice assistant. The icon in the center returns you to the home screen and the icon in the lower right part (the four boxes) allows you to access the applications available in driving mode.