Google on Thursday Declared that Google Assistant is now getting the ability to Reserve cabs across ride-hailing services like Uber, Ola, Lyft, Grab, Go-Jek, and more.
Users will then have the ability to ask Assistant, Google’s digital helper, to book cabs in their Android telephones, iPhone, Google Home, or any other Google Assistant-enabled smart speaker. Apart from the ability to book cabs, Assistant will also show you wait times and pricing for every operator that will assist you decide without having to get into the individual programs.
The Mountain View, California-based tech giant has curated many popular ride-hailing operators across the planet, however the entire list has not been released yet. Back in India, the partners include Uber, Ola, and Meru. To prompt this brand new activity, you will have to state”Hey Google, publication me a ride into [favorite place ]” prompting a list of options. Instead, to select ride options from one provider like Ola, users can say”Hey Google, get me an Ola ride to Gateway of India.”
Once done, choose the preferred cab-hailing supplier from your smartphone and the program will open to let you confirm the reservation. This feature is rolling out in English first, and will be expanded to additional languages later on. “If you’re in a rush and your hands are all tied up, then you will now have the ability to use the Assistant to see all your favorite ride services at 1 place and decide on the one which works best for you,” said Vishal Dutta, Product Manager, Google.
Prior to this upgrade, Google Assistant will automatically open up Google Maps when prompted for cab particulars. The update lets it show details like wait time and fare pricing directly on the digital assistant itself.
Before this week, the Google Assistant app on Android has been redesigned to offer bigger visuals which are comfortable to check at, new controls and sliders for handling smart house gadgets, and a new interactive messaging interface, along with other upgrades.