Recently, APK revealed that Google is making strategic adjustments and taking a groundbreaking transformation to its driving experience leaving Google Maps users buzzing with anticipation. Google Maps app version 14.52 has revealed few hints of the incoming changes leaving the Google maps users to speculate the future of driving experience Google Maps for Android.
Google Maps app suggests that the Driving mode feature will bid farewell which is anticipated to occur in February 2024.
Farewell to Assistant Driving Mode Dashboard:
Back in 2022, Google made a bold move and got rid of the Assistant Driving Mode Dashboard in Google Maps which offered the home screen and map media suggestions and audio control and also contained the calling and texting feature, which left Google maps users wondering about the future of the in-car navigation experience. So now it is anticipated that the change of Driving Mode in Google Maps may also go away.
After the removal of the Assistant driving mode, the Google maps driving mode turned on which was not initially welcomed by users.
The Evolution of Google Map Driving Mode:
While using Google Map app, driving mode turns on when you start navigating on the Google maps. It gets you quick access to Google Assistant, Google Maps, and a launcher for music, podcasts, and more. Moreover, The buttons were also big enough that they could be controlled easily while driving.
Hidden Messages in Google Maps Update 14.52:
As in the latest Google maps update, version 14.52 gives some hidden message in the form of code that suggests that driving mode in Google maps that are used by the majority of people might be removed in February 2024. These mysterious strings of code seem to suggest a farewell to the driving mode.
No one is sure why Google is taking such a step, but they expect that Google might have planned something better and more easy to handle.
The reason behind this farewell remains a mystery. But it is anticipated that Google has something better up its sleeve that might provide a smoother driving experience while on the road. If you are also a Google Maps app user, then keep yourself updated!