The wait is over as Google Maps’ new driving mode will make it easy to listen to music and manage calls while the navigation is ongoing. Many of you avid navigation users must have noticed that it was almost impossible to multitask with your phone while you navigate your way.
But now the Map’s new driving mode makes it easy for you to do multiple things. Called Google Assistant Driving Mode, the feature combines Google Maps with the Google Assistant. This results in the navigation view we are all familiar with, but also a Google Assistant interface.
Google Maps new driving mode
The integration of Google assistant with maps makes the magic happen. This allows for easy phone calls, answer incoming calls, send messages and play music, all by speaking to the Assistant and keeping your hands on the wheel.
this update is a great feature that has been missing for a long time. It brings more functions to the Google Maps app, but in a safe and hands-free way. Since everything is handled by the Assistant. Just say: “Hey Google” to get its attention, then ask the assistant to make a call, send a message or play music.
This new feature is exclusive to Android, since iPhones have their own voice assistant in the form of Siri. And your handset needs to be running Android 9 or newer and have at least 4GB of RAM. 4GB ram does seems necessary as you would be running multiple programs at the same time.
But beware as internet connection would be required to get the full functionality of the assistant while navigating. You might loose some functionality incase you go into an area where the internet connectivity is low. So use the new feature and let us know if you liked it by commenting on it below.