Google Maps users can expect the new “Assistant Driving Mode”. After it was already introduced in other countries, this feature is now available in Germany as well. In addition, Google Maps will get more innovations in the next few months.
In 2019, Google announced “Assistant Driving Mode”, an application that can replace Android Auto, an application based on Google Assistant. After this feature was first released in the US in January of this year, it finally became available in Germany as a blog post on Google. Announced.
“Assistant Driving Mode” should make it possible to write text messages via voice input, for example via WhatsApp, and start making calls. At the same time, read texts aloud. You can use all the functions without leaving the Google Maps navigation screen.
By introducing driving mode, Google wants to make it easier to control Android functions while driving, while at the same time controlling the dangerous use of mobile phones on the wheel.
Google Map: More innovations have been announced
For May, Google has announced another practical innovation for the map: in Tokyo and Zurich, users will be able to use the “Live View” function, which will allow them to pass through complexes such as airports, shopping centers or trains. Thanks to the increased reality of stations.
Collaborations with partners such as The Weather Company, Ernow.com and the Central Pollution Board will also provide data on future temperatures and weather and air quality at a particular location. When weather information is released worldwide, information on air quality will initially be sent only to Australia, India and the United States – but other countries will have to follow suit.
Google wants to fulfill its commitment to reducing “its ecological footprint” in the future: If the arrival time is slightly different from the really fast track, Google Maps should choose the route with the lowest CO2 default by default. This feature is already active in the United States, and a global release is already planned.
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