With Android 12, Google Assistant will replace the Android Auto for Phone Screens experience. Recently, more customers have experienced that transition because Assistant Driving Mode can now automatically start when it connects to your car’s Bluetooth.

In August, some people noticed that their smartphones no longer had Android Auto. Several Android 12 smartphones today no longer display the old experience when opening the Auto app; instead, settings are displayed. Users are informed of the change and the alternative via a top banner. However, not all gadgets running Android Auto 6.9 or 7.0 still use the classic UI.

Google unveiled an official dashboard user interface for Assistant Driving Mode at the end of September after hinting at it at I/O 2019. It displays a map, suggested locations, suggested media, controls for now playing, and call/text shortcuts. The Driving Mode bottom bar that was first introduced in Google Maps last November has been upgraded on this homescreen, which is run by the Google app.

Additionally, Google stated in a statement made last month that Driving Mode would soon be available in:
German, Spanish (Spain, Mexico), French, Italian, and English (US, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Singapore, and the United Kingdom)

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When your car’s Bluetooth is active, Assistant Driving Mode can now start up immediately. By default, it is set to Do Nothing, however there is also an option to Ask before launching. The assistive UI can also be set to automatically activate when moving traffic is detected.

With Google App 12.39 (the most recent stable version), or later, these two additional preferences are available. They can be accessible from Assistant settings, Transportation settings, or Driving mode in Google Maps, or from Assistant settings, Transportation settings, or Google Assistant settings in Google Assistant.

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