In a moment where you need to quickly book a ride, but don’t want to fidget with ride-sharing apps or would like to see a comparison of fares? Google Assistant can now help in an easier way. Just say to your phone or Google Home, “Hey Google, book me a ride to the airport.”
Once you do that, your phone will pop-up a list of available options including price and how far away the next driver may be. Depending on market, it should bring up both taxis and ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. Tapping on an option will take you right into Uber or Lyft to show you pricing and exact wait times for drivers.
You’ll still need access to apps, if you go with a ride-sharing service, but the quick comparison is handy.
Google says that this new ride requesting in Google Assistant is available in English and “any country where one of our supported ride service partners operate.” In the coming months, they’ll expand to more languages.