Google Pixel 2 turns on 'DND' mode while driving

Smartphone makers such as Apple and Samsung also introduced their own 'DND' mode while driving features this year. 

IANS| Updated: Oct 07, 2017, 15:44 PM IST
Google Pixel 2 turns on 'DND' mode while driving

San Francisco: The recently launched second-generation Google Pixel smartphones have an interesting sensor-based feature buried in the software which can automatically switch on "Do Not Disturb" (DND) mode when the user is driving, reports said on Saturday.

Google had also released a new application named "Pixel Ambient Services" along with the new Pixel phones. 

The description for the app read: "Pixel Ambient Services provides features based on local context for Pixel devices".

According to Android Police, Google provides screenshots for the app featuring an automatic setting when the phones detect a user driving.

The "DND" mode will activate when the user is driving based on the phone`s sensors.

Smartphone makers such as Apple and Samsung also introduced their own "DND" mode while driving features this year. 

Both of their features send auto-replies to people who call or text. However, it is not clear whether Google`s solution does the same.

This year`s Pixel line-up bets big on artificial intelligence (AI), software and hardware. 

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones and Daydream View Virtual Reality (VR) headset will be available in India in November.