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Hands-on with Google Assistant Driving mode, a new way to drive safely

Hands-on with Google Assistant Driving mode, a new way to drive safely

Google is changing the way you use your phone in the car… again.

We’ve seen “car mode” on Android change almost as often as messaging apps on Android over the last couple of years, but it seems fairly confident about this new iteration. Briefly announced during the I/O keynote as Google Assistant Driving Mode, this new UI for how you handle things in the car is pretty different from the Android Audio app mode we currently have. Which is on purpose, because eventually that app-only mode for Android Auto is going to go away and this will be the dominant UI available in the car.