(Pocket-Lint) – Google Assistant is probably the best voice assistant out there right now. So it should come as no great surprise that Fiat has teamed up with Google for the 500 family.
But we didn’t expect Fiat to go all in. The Hey Google series gets featured, decorated, embroidered seat labels and motifs – and that’s all before you get to the actual technology.
So this is not a subtle integration of Google technology into the Fiat 500, but a celebration of the Google Assistant where those multicolored “molecules” on the B-pillar and the seats leave nothing to the imagination.
There will be Hey Google versions of the Fiat 500, 500X and 500L, each with those extra design elements so you’ll never forget that you bought the Hey Google edition of this bold little car.
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Of course, it’s connectivity that you’re really looking for. Thanks to the integration of the Google Assistant, you can ask Google questions about your Fiat 500 – not only in the car, but also on your phone, Nest Hub or any other device at home.
For example, you can ask Google where your car is or how much fuel it contains. That’s exactly what this is all about – seamless integration with Google so you can easily get information from your car when you’re not there.
To ensure that everything works, those who order the Fiat 500 Hey Google Edition receive a Nest Hub as part of the goodie bag.
It’s not the first time we’ve seen this type of integration – as the Google Assistant has been incorporated into the Nissan Juke in a similar way, but without the Google branding.
Once in the car you’ll have a Google logo on the Uconnect display. For those who want to enjoy the full experience, the car supports Android Auto so you can plug in your phone and complete the loop.
The new Hey Google Fiat 500 models will be available from £ 16,005.
Writing from Chris Hall.