Driving assistant mode helps you complete actions while driving. With your voice, you can read and send messages, make calls, and control the media. If you want to make a phone call, you can say “Hi Google, I want to make a call.” In the same way, you can say Hey Google, I want to send a message or Hey Google, play (your favorite song) on Spotify. Basically, you can control everything in Google Assistant's driving mode using voice commands without taking your hands off the wheel.
If it doesn't respond automatically, you can continue to tap the microphone icon.
It can be accessed through the direct access on the home screen or by verbally instructing the Google Assistant to start assistant driving mode.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. Many community members considered the assisted driving mode panel to be a downgrade, and some suggested that it was never intended to be a permanent replacement, but rather that it was an interim measure to gradually convert Android Auto users to Google Maps. Driving mode was already perceived as a degradation compared to Android Auto, but some people liked it, and Google noted that millions of people use both instances of driving mode every day.
As Esper's Mishaal Rahman points out, Google added assistant driving mode to Maps even before launching independent driving mode. Google originally told us that it was going to close the map card that appears at the top of the driving mode panel (more commonly known as the home screen), which was launched more than a year ago. Even if you receive an incoming text message or call, Google Assistant can read it for you without interrupting the navigation screen. The only difference between the two is that you can access the standalone version with a voice command such as “Hello, Google, start driving mode” or by pressing the direct access to driving mode on the phone's home screen.
In short, apps compatible with driving mode are limited to calls, messages, Google Maps and multimedia content (Spotify, VLC, YouTube Music, podcasts, etc.). Assistant driving mode includes a panel with Google Assistant, a music player, volume controls and buttons for making a call or sending a message. Google now tells us that it will close the entire assisted driving mode panel on November 21. Alternatively, you can create a shortcut directly on the home screen to access assistant driving mode. The standalone version of driving mode should not be confused with the Driving Mode feature built into Google Maps, which starts automatically when you start navigation.
Not to mention that Google has discontinued Android Auto for phone screens and replaced it with Google Assistant driving mode. According to Google, if you want to use driving mode in Google Assistant, you must have a smartphone with 4 GB of RAM installed with the Android version 9.0 or higher.