Google Assistant Driving Mode to replace Android Auto with Android 12
If you are running Android 12, connect to your car’s Android Auto and try to open up the “Android Auto for Phone Screens” on your handset, a pop-up message appears prompting you to try out “Google Assistant driving mode” since “Android Auto is now only available for car screens”.
Google’s impending Android 12 operating system beta testers have claimed that the Android Auto for Phone Screens functionality has been replaced with the Google Assistant. Although Android Auto is not completely gone, the latest modification indicates a push to a simpler approach to in-car experience.
This means that cars that currently run on Android Auto will continue to operate as usual. Only the user experience on the phone is being changed. However, the new built-in driving experience for Android 12 will offer the same features as the Android Auto for Phone Screens and Google will continue to build on top of that.