Friday, 16 November, 2018

Google Assistant’s newest feature helps users book rides

The Google Assistant app can now get you a ride wherever you're going The Google Assistant app can now get you a ride wherever you're
Kayla Schwartz | 07 October, 2018, 21:38

In order to use this feature, all a user needs to do is give a command, "Hey Google, book a ride to (destination name)", and he/she will be shown the list of all the available ride options from various cab service providers including Ola and Uber.

Google Assistant is now capable of booking rides from numerous most popular ride-sharing services.

OK Google, book a ride to Melbourne Airport.

So let's say you're without transportation (car in the shop, for example) and you need a ride-share service to pick you up and take you somewhere. This feature will put all the services or app in sync with the Google Assistant for developers to easily sell their digital goods.

There are two ways on how to book ridesharing services through Google Assistant. The user can then choose which service they want to tap. The complete list of the operators has not been released yet.

RBI keeps repo rate, reverse repo rate unchanged
We won't be surprised by more than a 25 basis point hike, but still, we revise our end-year forecast for USD/INR to 75 from 73.5. So while inflation in India is rising it's being driven by external factors, rather than strength in the underlying economy.

It seems that the new feature will be helpful for those who want to find a service with the shortest wait time or the lowest price.

As far as the competition is concerned, Amazon's own digital assistant Alexa can book both Lyft and Uber services since 2016. Google says the functionality will roll out first in English to countries where compatible services are available, with more language support to come. Google has plans to expand to more languages in the coming months.

Google has recently confirmed that the company is also rolling out an update that will redesign Google Assistant's user interface.

Go ahead, ask your Assistant to help you look up your favorite musician, send a quick text message, check out the weather or control your lights-it's now easier than ever to Make Google Do It.

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