Google has been gradually releasing its eventual replacement for the Android Auto experience on phones over the past few months. now getting is an international launch for the Assistant Driving Mode’s early preview.

The US debut began in late 2016 and ran through early 2021. Notably, Google Maps now offers Assistant Driving Mode to improve the default navigation experience. It begins with a bottom-of-screen dark gray bar that has an app launcher on the right and a microphone in the left corner.

The position typically held by your most recent media app—which is normally in the center—is now taken by your most recent app. An additional click exposes fullscreen controls where you can browse more. A press slides up media controls to play/pause and jump tracks.

The launcher uses a grid-heavy design to display apps that are compatible with Android Auto. Additionally, fullscreen panels for Calls and Messages that display frequently used contacts and recent chats are accessible via shortcuts.

Driving Mode is now available to Google Assistant (English) users in Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, India, and Singapore thanks to this international introduction. It works with Android 9.0 smartphones that have 4GB of RAM.

Start using Google Maps to find your destination, then tap the pop-up to begin using driving mode. You can also say Hey Google, open Assistant settings on your Android device, or go to Assistant settings on your phone. After that, Select Driving mode under Transportation, and activate it.

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