In its CES announcements, Google appear a bunch of useful updates to Google Assistant including navigation, travel, and adaptation features. Here are the most notable changes that’ll help you in your daily alternation with Google Assistant.

Use Assistant with maps

Now, Google Maps users on iOS and Android will be able to ask for aeronautics abetment with their voice. For example, you can say “Hey Google, take me home,” to open Google Maps and get admonition for your commute. Additionally, you’ll be able to share your ETA with friends, play music or podcasts, or search places along your route, using just your voice in the Maps app

The travel guide

Google Assistant can now help you check-in to your flight, and save and retrieve your boarding pass. Domestic cartage in the US can say, “Hey Google, check in to my flight” on Android or iOS and Assistant will take care of the all-important steps. It’ll also notify you when the check-in ability becomes available, so you can use your voice or do it manually.


Plus, Google Assistant will help you book your hotel room in the US too. You can say, “Hey Google, I’d like to book the Cambria Hotel in New York on January 12th”, to see appraisement and availability, and pay through Google Pay. Google has partnered with chains like Choice Hotels, AccorHotels and InterContinental Hotels Group, as well as travel casework such as Priceline, Expedia, Mirai, and Travelclick to offer a wide range of options.

The claimed interpreter

Google’s rolling out a cool new Assistant affection to Google Home accessories and smart displays: accent estimation with abutment for a dozen languages. Say “Hey Google, be my French interpreter,” to get real-time spoken or accounting translations to help you with local languages. This is a neat update, but I hope this trickles down to phones as well, so you can use it on-the-go. A Google agent told VentureBeat that interpretations will be accessible in 27 languages, and they’ll be rolled out mobile accessories later.


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

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