Although Google Assistant is already available in Android Auto and Google Maps, the company has today announced at its annual I/O developer conference that Assistant is also coming to Waze in the next few weeks (via Android Police).
The Google Assistant is coming to @waze in just a few weeks! Soon you’ll be able to access all the helpfulness of your Assistant and use your favorite Waze features, like reporting crashes or stopped vehicles, hands free. #io19 pic.twitter.com/rCah3vHNyH
— Google (@Google)
Google Assistant for Waze will give drivers the ability to control a wide array of aspects of their device while using the driving navigation application. The feature will be a welcome addition especially for those who rely on the live updates and community-driven real-time information for daily commutes and navigation help.
Google says that Assistant within Waze will also work seamlessly with the new Driving Mode UI. “By having the Assistant within the app, it should help you manage your commutes much more safely and completely hands-free.”