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Google had announced the Driving Mode at Google I/O in 2019 that would allow you to control your smartphone via Google Assistant without being distracted while driving. At the time of the announcement, it was set to be available in the summer of 2019, but a year passed without it being offered. However, it may finally be ready to go.
XDA-Developers, a developer community and leading tech site, is reporting that Google Assistant's Driving Mode is rolling out to some users. However, it seems to be very different now from what was announced in 2019.
Originally, it was announced that you could tell the Google Assistant "Hey Google, let's drive" to get into Driving Mode, but now you'll have to transition from Google Maps settings. The voice Command is not yet working, according to the report.
The Driving Mode also has a similar feel to Android Auto, with the Google Assistant button and media controls appearing larger in the display.
The Driving Mode seems to be rolled out in a server-side setting, so it's not yet available to all users. It could be a situation where the implementation is still halfway through, so it's possible that it has started testing with some users. Once it's officially released, we're expecting some sort of announcement from Google, so we'll be waiting for that.
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