Google Maps’ Assistant Driving Mode first became available in November. The new dashboard interface for Driving Mode is now official thanks to Google, and the Assistant feature will soon be more widely available and have a new launch method.

The stream that was debuted at I/O 2019 is where this new dashboard got its start. It now starts with a map card to locations you might require directions for and is everything on one screen, so there is no more swiping. It is constantly updated with current commutes to work or home. You may access the navigation experience launched last year by tapping to open Google Maps.

A Player controls are displayed to the right of the for you card, which is followed by a card with media recommendations. Unread message and missed call cards complete this dashboard. You may easily voice reply to texts by using the former after saying Hey Google, turn on auto read , and you can even send new texts or start calls using the shortcuts.

Assistant Driving Mode Dashboard

The Google app’s Assistant Driving Mode will take the place of the existing Android Auto phone experience in Android 12. Users of older devices will still be able to access the existing Auto app, but they can also choose to use the new Assistant Driving Mode dashboard instead, which includes Hey Google, let’s drive, start Driving Mode, and other options.

Assistant Driving Mode Dashboard

Google is also working on making Driving Mode launch automatically when your car’s Bluetooth is activated. It will be completely accessible over the coming weeks in:

German, Spanish (Spain, Mexico), French, Italian, and English (US, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Singapore, and the United Kingdom)
Future versions of Driving Mode will work with

Assistant Driving Mode homescreen
Assistant Driving Mode homescreen
Assistant Driving Mode homescreen
Assistant Driving Mode homescreen

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