Google Assistant is making it easier for Singaporeans to search for, compare and book ride services while they’re on the go. With a simple “Hey Google, book me a ride to ION Orchard”, Google Assistant will be able to give you more information such as estimated pricing and wait times from our supported ride service partners such as Grab.
The new feature will first be available in English and will be powered by the integration of Google Map. It will be rolled out on Android and iOS phones, and Google Home (and Mini).
Book a ride with the Google Assistant
by Vishal Dutta, Product Manager, Google
Published Oct 4, 2018, Google Blog
When my friends and I are getting ready to head out to dinner, there’s always a moment when we stop to ask who is going to order our ride. Now, Google can take care of it. This week, we’re rolling out a new way to easily book ride services with your Google Assistant.
With your Android phone, iPhone, Google Home, or any smart speaker with the Assistant, start by saying, “Hey Google, book a ride to the Bluebird Cafe” or “Hey Google, get me a taxi to Denver International Airport.” You will then be given a list of popular ride services to select from, including Uber, Lyft, Ola, Grab, GO-JEK and many more, along with more information on estimated pricing and wait times from each service. If you only want ride options from a single provider, just include their name in your request, for example, “Hey Google, get me a Lyft ride to SFO.”
Then grab your phone and tap on your preferred ride service, and the app will open to let you confirm the booking. The feature will be available first in English and any country where one of our supported ride service partners operate. We plan to expand to more languages in the coming months.
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.