Many employees frequently hold meetings while commuting, a practice that Google Meet has taken into account in its latest update. For this reason, the conference application focused on the professional environment has created the “car mode,” which will be especially useful for those individuals who conduct meetings while driving.
In the current era, where time is precious, many entrepreneurs tend to save meeting time by conducting them in the car, but it also comes with its risks, either due to distraction or the risk of looking at the screen. Therefore, the features of Google Meet’s “car mode” are aimed at simplifying the experience and focusing on what matters: communication.
A simpler interface
The main change that Google Meet has in this On-the-Go mode, as Google explains, is that native image transmission will be disabled so that the user who activates it only sends and receives sound, without images that create distractions while driving. In addition, the buttons will become large and easy to press, to minimize the time spent not looking at the road.
This is an improvement focused on the business environment, but really, all users who make group calls in any context can benefit from it. This way, communication between other participants is not reduced, and the person driving will have a safer interface.
Google in vehicles
The world of vehicles is a market where Google has been showing interest for years, leading to the development of Android Auto, a system specifically designed for the screens of modern vehicles. It facilitates navigation through applications such as music, GPS, or calls, among other things. This allows users to access these features without having to connect their phones via Bluetooth in the car.
However, Google is also aware that there are millions of people with not-so-modern cars who also need phone interfaces and modes designed for driving. For this reason, Google Meet’s ‘car mode’ update is a feature that can provide significant value for many people who regularly use the application.