The standalone edition of Driving Method isn’t to be perplexed with the Driving Mode attribute constructed into Google Maps, which mechanically boots up as soon as you start navigation. As Esper’s Mishaal Rahman factors out, Google added Assistant Driving Mode to Maps ahead of it even released the standalone Driving Manner.
The only change in between the two is that you can accessibility the standalone version by declaring a voice command like “Hey Google, launch Driving Method,” or by tapping the Driving Mode shortcut on your phone’s dwelling screen. The moment Driving Method shuts down, you are going to just have to accessibility its functions by commencing navigation in Google Maps, which is in all probability what a lot of consumers have been carrying out anyway.
Its shutdown is a bit of a bummer for those who could not have a automobile with a electronic navigation hub that supports Android Auto, although. The standalone Driving Method assistance was supposed to exchange the “Android Vehicle for Cellular phone Screens” app that Google discontinued with Android 12.