Driving assistant mode helps you complete actions while driving. With your voice, you can read and send messages, make calls, and control the media. With the exception of Google Maps, all the apps you see in the app drawer open in a simplified, driving-friendly version. Even if you receive an incoming text message or call, Google Assistant can read it for you without interrupting the navigation screen.
If you're not familiar with Google Assistant's driving mode, read on to learn how to use it. On the other hand, the mode will read your text messages and will let you know who is calling so that you don't have to read them. If you didn't get the note, Google has replaced the Android Auto app with Google Assistant's driving mode. This means that you can't access all your favorite apps while using the interface, but you can always exit driving mode to access any application on your Android smartphone.
Of course, you can also access multimedia applications such as YouTube, Spotify, VLC and Google Podcasts when you use Google Assistant's driving mode. The last two circumstances allow you to choose to ask before the launch, which gives you the opportunity to decline driving mode if you are a passenger. Another benefit of driving mode is that you can control the interface using voice commands; this helps avoid distractions when driving. Before you can start using Android's driving mode while you're traveling, you must first enable it.
Once driving mode is turned off, you'll only have to access its functions by starting navigation on Google Maps, which is probably what many users have been doing anyway. For example, in driving mode, the buttons are larger and more clearly visible, and all your music is stored in one section if you want, instead of having to browse through several applications. At some point you'll be asked when you're on Google Maps, and you'll be asked if you want to add driving mode to your home screen. As Esper's Mishaal Rahman points out, Google added assistant driving mode to Maps even before launching independent driving mode.
The first option, when navigating on Google Maps, is one that I recommend activating if you discover that Google Assistant's driving mode works for you. When you start Google Assistant driving mode, you'll notice that it has three icons at the bottom of the screen.