Google Home is Google’s speaker with a voice assistant named Google Assistant.
Through Google Assistant you can issue commands such as, “OK Google, Tell DroneMobile to lock [your car name].” Then you state a pin code. You can do the same for commands like unlock or trunk release or vehicle status or GPS car finder. Remote start by voice may be available by November, said Firstech, DroneMobile’s parent company.
Because Google Assistant is widely available on many devices, not just the Google Home speaker, DroneMobile can work by voice from Android smartphones and even iOS devices.
Google Assistant also has a feature that lets you shorten commands so you could just say “unlock my car.”
In early July, DroneMobile became the first aftermarket company to offer a device that works with Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant used in its Echo and Echo Dot smart speakers and other products. Google Home is Google’s version. Both systems allow you to ask questions and play music on command. And you can command both to adjust the lights and other appliances, or make online purchases.
DroneMobile is also working on compatibility with Apple’s Siri voice assistant.
To connect DroneMobile to Google Assistant, users must download the Google Home and the Google Assistant apps. Then tap on “Explore,” and go to the “Travel and Transportation” section and find the DroneMobile option (under “More”) and tap on “Link.”
Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility is free, but general DroneMobile service fees start at $5.99 per month for vehicle control, security notification and vehicle status.