Google Assistant is about to make driving with Android Auto even safer with a new AI-driven feature. The feature, spotted in a recent APK deep dive by 9to5Google, will allow the Assistant to summarize busy conversations, such as group chats, to prevent distractions while on the road.
When the AI detects a busy conversation, it will provide a brief summary of the messages instead of reading them all out loud, reducing the risk of distractions for drivers. This feature will potentially involve SMS and RCS text messages from Google Messages, making it easier for drivers to stay connected without compromising safety.
The AI summaries will be generated by artificial intelligence, so there may be some mistakes, but users will have the option to toggle the feature on or off. It is still unclear if the summary will be read aloud or simply displayed on the screen, but it’s evident that Google is prioritizing safety and convenience for drivers.
This AI-backed feature is part of Google’s ongoing efforts to bring AI-generated summaries to its app ecosystem, following the introduction of similar features in Gmail and the Recorder app. It’s a step towards making driving with Android Auto more seamless and secure, as users can stay informed without being overwhelmed by a flood of messages.
The feature was spotted in the v14.5.2 beta version of the main Google app, but it’s unclear when it will be officially rolled out to users. However, given Google’s track record with AI-driven summaries, it’s likely that this feature will arrive on Android Auto in the near future.
With this new addition, Google is continuing to show its commitment to integrating AI technology into its products to make everyday tasks easier and safer for users. As technology continues to evolve, we can expect to see more innovations aimed at enhancing the user experience across different devices and platforms.