Now you can use Google Assistant to book cabs from Uber and Ola. The search engine giant has added the new feature to its AI-powered app. The Google Assistant shows results from Uber, Ola, and Meru in India. The app has been updated to show cab details including wait times and fare for the requested location. Read more to find about How To Book Uber, Ola Cabs Via Google Assistant On Your Handset
Google has announced that users will now be able to ask Google Assistant to book cabs from services like Uber, Ola, Lyft, Grab, Go-Jek, etc. (the entire list hasn’t been released yet). In India, Google partners include Uber, Ola, and Meru.
The digital assistant’s new feature will work with Android smartphones, iPhone, Google Home, or any other Google Assistant-enabled smart speaker. However, it is currently available only in English.
Additionally, the Google Assistant will also show estimated wait times and pricing for each operator. This will help users to choose the best service without opening the individual apps. Previously, Google Assistant opened up Google Maps when prompted for cab details.
Here’s How To Book Uber, Ola Cabs Via Google Assistant On Your Handset
- Simply say – “Hey Google, book me a ride to [preferred location]”
- Next, you will be presented with a list of options.
- Select the preferred cab provider from your smartphone.
- Now, the app will open to confirm the booking.
- To choose a ride from a specific provider like Uber, simply say – “Hey Google, get me an Uber ride to Qutub Minar.”
- Next, the app will open to confirm the booking.
The search engine giant has been upgrading its digital assistant ap on a regular basis. Earlier this week, the Android version was redesigned to offer bigger visuals, new controls/ sliders for managing smart home gadgets, and a new interactive messaging interface. Last month, the company added a new Routines feature. It will help you to manage your daily routines and multiple tasks a single command.
Additionally, the much-awaited AI song recognition was added to Sound Search. The feature was first introduced on Pixel 2 devices. However, its on-device database could only recognize only a small number of songs. Now, the new technology is available in the cloud through in Google Assistant’s Song Search feature. It can help you find obscure song titles (similar to Shazam).
The new cab-ride feature seems like a very user-friendly addition to the Google Assistant. “If you’re in a hurry and your hands are all tied up, you’ll now be able to use the Assistant to see all your favorite ride services in one place and pick the one that works best for you,” said Vishal Dutta, Product Manager, Google.
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