Back in January Google announced that a new Driving Mode was coming to Google Maps for Android, as is quite often the case this new feature was not available in Australia at Launch.
Since then we have seen Google include the add a pitstop to a trip as well as search along current trip features released in Australia, however, Driving mode was still not available. All of that seems to have changed today with Driving mode now appearing without the use of a VPN.
Load up Google Maps, go into the settings and you should find under navigation settings an option to add a shortcut to Driving mode to your home screen as well as a toggle to allow driving related notifications when connected to your car’s Bluetooth.
Driving mode will automatically determine what you next destination will be based on your location history, search history, and appointments and suggest that location as you navigation destination. We’ve only just discovered the feature has been activated so we will spend a little time getting to know the new functions and let you know if there is anything more to report.
Have you been waiting for driving mode to become available in outside the US? Let us know in the comments.