The ‘Assistant driving mode’ feature of Google has been launched in India now. This comes as a part of its international rollout. Initially the ‘Assistant driving mode’ was available only in the US but now it has been launched in Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, and Singapore along with India.
Now, what is this Google Assistant driving mode? This Mode allows the driver to complete their tasks and also keep their eyes totally on the road simultaneously. According to Google, “Driving Mode makes all of this possible without ever leaving the navigation screen, so you can minimize distractions on the road.”
Using this mode, the driver can easily use their voice to call people, receive calls and even send texts. All you need to do is give a command and the specific task will be performed. All new messages that you receive from various messaging apps will be shown in one place so that the driver doesn’t need to open individual apps on the phone.
The Assistant will notify you when a call is incoming. You can use voice commands to tell your phone that the call should be received or declined. Along with these, you can play music if you want to from YouTube Music, Spotify, and Google Podcasts among others.
Google has just launched this feature as a part of its testing program. Some users have been sent an invite to test Google Assistant. If you are one of them, then you can use this feature now itself.
To activate this feature you need to tap on the pop-up that appears on Google Maps when you follow a specific route to the destination. Another way to activate this Mode is, in the Google Assistant settings select ‘Transportation.’
Devices with Android 9.0 or higher will be able to use this feature. Also, devices having 4 GB RAM will be able to use this feature.