Google today announced that it is 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 you can book a cab by saying “Hey Google, book a ride” or “Hey Google, get me a taxi.”
You will 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. You then need to tap your preferred ride service on your phone, and the app will open to let you confirm the booking.
The feature will be available in English and is functional in any country where one of the supported ride service partners operate. However, Google plans to expand to more languages in the coming months.