The feature, called “Enhanced Visual Cues,” has been available in beta for some months now, but is now finally available in AmiGO’s full public release, starting from today (May 19). It will be integrated into version 8.384.0, on both Android and iOS.
AmiGO’s developers say the update is being rolled out globally, so everyone with the app will be able to use this feature when updated to the above version.
It’s designed to make navigating while driving a whole lot easier for those who are hard of hearing or deaf. It works by using large visuals on screen to alert the driver of upcoming instructions and turnings.
In AmiGO, there are Enhanced Visual Cues, for turnings and arrival alerts.
How to enable the feature
Users can enable the feature in two ways.
When drivers “mute” their audio instructions they’ll see a pop-up encouraging them to try the feature — it can be enabled directly here. Alternatively, users can go to “settings” and scroll down to “Enhanced Visual Cues” and enable it from there. Check out the below gif on how to do this.