Travellers will now be able to get information regarding their commute simply by asking their smart speaker or phone, thus, saving valuable time from typing on the screen and sorting through search results.
Voice support has now been added to Trainline which means that owners of the Google Home or Google phones can simply ask and request for travel information.
Google Assistant, the Siri-like voice assistant of Google, will offer responses to requests such as: “what’s my commute to work looking like?”. It can even learn the travel habits of users to give them answers that will best suit them.
“The Google Assistant is all about helping people get things done more seamlessly with conversation,” stated Alice Zimmermann, the head of global product partnerships of Google.
“Trainline’s voice app can make your commute or journey even easier; we want rail travellers to be able to get real-time updates when they need them, especially ahead of the festive season.”
According to Trainline, the new feature would make it easier for people when they are walking, driving, cooking or even when wearing gloves.
Users can ask Trunkline questions such as:
“How is my commute home looking?”
“I would like a train from Manchester to London on the 15th of December at 9 am.”
“When is the next train to London Bridge?”
“Are there any changes to my train?”
“How much is a train ticket to Brighton?”