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Google Shutting Down Androids Assistant Driving Mode

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Google is shutting lanugo its Assistant Driving Mode dashboard just 13 months without it was released.

The system was first unveiled at I/O 2019 surpassing stuff introduced in September 2021 and was conceived as a car-optimized wits for Android Auto. The dashboard features quick wangle to audio controls, shortcuts for calling and texting, media suggestions, and Google Maps navigation.

It was originally believed that Google had introduced Assistant Driving Mode as a successor to the standalone Android Auto app.

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However, the technology giant has revealed that the majority of Android users have been using the Driving Mode once integrated into Google Maps, rather than the Assistant Driving Mode dashboard. Assistant Driving Mode can be accessed through the Assistant by saying ‘Hey Google, launch Driving Mode.’ The app can moreover be pinned to users’ home screens.

The Assistant Driving Mode will be shut lanugo on November 21.

Engadget rightly notes that many Android users may not have plane known that Assistant Driving Mode existed. Heck, I’m a Google Pixel user and didn’t plane know well-nigh it, despite using the Driving Mode misogynist through the Google Maps app itself. Evidently, Google didn’t promote the full-length as well as it could have.


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