Fiat has announced an exclusive partnership with Google to create the new ‘Hey Google’ special series for the 500 family. The new series is equipped with the Hey Google voice assistant, so customers can connect to their car even when they are away from it, using nothing but their own voice to request and receive information on the car and to interact with it.
The Hey Google series increases customer interaction with the car using voice assistance. Even from a sofa at home, all it takes is to say “Hey Google, ask my Fiat…” to find out where the car is parked, how much fuel is left, the location of the nearest workshop.
In its interaction with the Fiat Mopar Connect telematics box, the Hey Google voice assistant provides all the information required to keep the vehicle status under constant control, find the car’s location and monitor the journeys made – a service also useful for fleet managers.
The voice assistant is connected to the customer’s mobile phone, smart device and the Nest Hub.
In a press release, Stellantis says: ‘The Hey Google special series increases customer interaction with the car. Even from a sofa at home, all it takes is to say “Hey Google, ask my Fiat…” to find out where the car is parked, how much fuel is left, the location of the nearest workshop’.
It adds: ‘Seen for the first time in the automotive landscape is the Google logo on the Hey Google badge, placed on the wheel arches of every model in the 500 family. Both central pillars are also embellished with the multicoloured ‘molecules’ of the Hey Google logo. Inside the passenger compartment, the same motif continues on the new seats, with a label embroidered with ‘Hey Google’, while the dashboard fascia is presented in matt silver with a white 500 logo’.
Ordering for the special series opens mid-April.