Google Maps Drops Driving Mode: Shifts Focus to Google Assistant

Google Maps Drops Driving Mode: Shifts Focus to Google Assistant

A Change in Navigation Dynamics Sparks Conversations on the Road Ahead

Google seems to be nudging users towards using the Assistant for tasks like making calls, sending messages, or jamming to tunes while navigating. The second string they found suggests you should tap that microphone to get the Assistant to do its thing instead of counting on the now-vanishing driving mode. “To call, message, or play media while navigating, tap the mic to use Assistant,” says the second string.