Google today announced that users can now book a ride on Lyft or Uber using their Google Assistant. When your hands are all tied up, you can just say “Hey Google, book a ride to the Airport” to your Android phone, iPhone, Google Home, or any smart speaker with the Assistant. Google Assistant will then offer a list of popular ride services including Uber, Lyft, Ola, Grab, GO-JEK and more for you to select from. It will also provide information on estimated pricing and wait times from each service. If you want to just book an Uber, you can just say, “Hey Google, book a Uber to SFO airport.”
The feature will be available to English language speakers in all the countries where one of the above mentioned ride service companies operate. Google will also expand to other languages in the coming months.