Google Assistant is coming to Google Maps

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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.

Then, each person in the conversation can take turns speaking in their own language, and Google Assistant will read out the correct translation. During its keynote at CES 2019, the company said it is done integrating the Assistant into Google Maps for both Android and iOS. At CES 2019 alone, so many various devices were launched with Assistant-compatibility. If your handset is locked, though, you have to unlock it before the Assistant responds to you.

Google is also adding a second option that will allow the Assistant to provide you with personal results from the lockscreen. Google says that support for more partners will come soon. With this new Google Maps integration, drivers can use the Assistant to keep their hands on the wheel.


The new feature is aimed at helping the consumers communicate in a dozen languages and will be available on the Google Home devices as well as Assistant-powered Smart Displays.

Apart from the Lenovo Smart Clock, Google has revealed that several other device makers are planning to include the digital assistant in their devices.

The announcement is not super flashy, but it's an important one for Google as it battles Amazon's Alexa. It can connect with any car's on-board infotainment system via Bluetooth or auxiliary cable.


Google is in the process of rolling out Google Assistant navigation to Android and iOS Google Maps users.

Google Assistant routines allow you to trigger multiple actions with a single phrase. Google says the service rolls out to phones in the next few days, with United Airlines offering the feature first for domestic flights.

Saying "Google, check into my flight" will do the trick, presumably if you've got the flight stored on your calendar.


Also, the Assistant will also intuitively notify you when the flight is ready for check-in.

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