Google Assistant makes its way into Google Maps

Marion JacobsJan 12, 2019

Verizon's HumX, their connected auto solution that keeps track of vehicle diagnostics, location, gas mileage, and more, is getting Google Assistant, the company announced at CES 2019. By just saying, "Hey Google, take me home", the Assistant will immediately guide you on the most convenient route home.

At the CES 2019, Google announced some exciting new features for its Assistant, including the Interpreter Mode, wherein users will be able to easily have conversations translated in real-time.

According to the company, the Assistant in Maps will allow the consumers to share their ETA with friends and family, reply to text messages, play music, search for places, and add a new stop in navigation. "As a DISH subscriber, you will soon get the Google Assistant and all its incredible features - like adjusting your thermostat, managing your calendar or simply asking for the latest news - for free, right on your TV". Google Assistant will arrive on Google Maps for Android and iOS starting this week, expanding the reach and availability of the voice-enabled assistant by significant magnitude. If they plan to stay at a particular hotel or motel, they can book a room using Google Assistant.

In the coming weeks, the lock screen will display more information when prompted with voice commands. Perhaps more importantly, though, it will introduce millions of Google Maps users on iPhone to the offering. CES has made it clear that companies are not afraid to put out devices with Assistant on them, and Assistant Connect making things easier for manufacturers could lead to a huge expansion on the number of devices with Assistant on them.

You can check out all the new updates to Google Assistant here.

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The company also announced that future update to the Google Assistant will enable consumers to do flight check-in with just voice commands.

Interpreter Mode could potentially drive demand for Google Assistant devices among certain types of companies, notably hotels and retailers, that have global customers to support.

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