It’s always best to pay attention to the road when you’re driving. This means that you should never be distracted by your phone when you’re behind the wheel. The do not disturb mode is present on smartphones and it should be put to good use in such situations. As it turns out, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 smartphones can do that for you automatically.

The new Pixel smartphones from Google come with a new app called Pixel Ambient Services. According to the app’s description, “Pixel Ambient Services provides features based on local context for Pixel devices.”

The folks at Android Police have spotted the screenshots for this app which list an automatic setting that enables the smartphone to detect when the user is driving. The setting automatically turns on do not disturb mode when the user is in a moving vehicle. The handset determines that by device motion and Bluetooth connections.

That being said, it probably can’t tell if you’re driving the car or are just a passenger in one. If you have this feature enabled and go somewhere in a cab, for example, then it’s likely going to turn do not disturb mode on when it’s probably safe for you to play with your phone as you ride in the back seat.

Nevertheless, it’s a useful feature, and you should use it if you find that it makes your life easier.

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