We live in a world that has made technology almost ubiquitous. Many people try to reject it, but we here at A-1 Auto Transport obviously like technology, and we believe it should make our lives better.
That was exactly the idea behind our new Google Assistant Voice Bot, meant to be your personal assistant that will help you find the best solutions for shipping your vehicle. We’ve taken the principles that have been the very basis of this company from the beginning, and used them to help construct a bot that’s designed to help you make the right decision.
What the Bot Does
Shipping your car sounds like the kind of thing you don’t have to worry about very often in life. Except when you do, you’ll quickly see just how difficult it can sometimes be. From finding trustworthy companies to trust them with taking care of your car, making sure they ship to the location you need and somehow make sure the final price doesn’t leave you broke, the hassle can be too much to bear at times.
Well, the Car Shipping for Google Assistant is the solution you need to make the process run smoothly. It’s designed to help you quickly find auto shipping rates, as well as compare them. It will account for the exact locations you’re shipping from and to. Everything is made easier, faster, and more reliable.
The bot is currently available for the following devices:
- Android 6.0+ watches;
- Android 6.0+ TVs;
- Google Home;
- Android 5.0+ phones;
- iOS 10.0+ devices;
- Smart Displays;
- Android 6.0+ Tablets.
How It Works
The Car Shipping is a feature integrated into Google Assistant, Google’s own version of Siri. You can directly interact with GA to perform a variety of tasks, like opening an app on your phone or tablet or start playing music.
If you’re looking for something, you simply have to directly ask GA a question and it will try to help you come up with Google results that can help you, and in some cases even give you the answer.
For instance, if you ask GA “what are the best Mexican restaurants in LA,” it will most likely provide a list where you can browse restaurants. If, however, you ask “who won the Nobel peace prize in 1990,” it will simply give you the answer because it has the ability to tap into Google’s features and take the answer itself.
From this, two things are clear: GA is great for getting quick answers to trivia questions but other than that it’s just an easier way to search stuff. Well, not exactly.
Google Assistant has something called “Actions,” which is a variety of tasks or features. Sometimes, the assistant is directly programmed to help you perform the action, such as making a phone call. But in other cases, third parties can step in and help out a bit to make Google Assistant’s help a lot more dependable.
This is essentially how A-1 Auto Transport got into the picture. The idea was to help Google Assistant give better advice when someone is in need of shipping a vehicle. All you have to do is open Google Assistant and ask to talk to Car Shipping or something like that, and the bot will step in to help you.
What Our Role Is
How is using the Car Shipping for Google Assistant different than just, well, Google searching for companies to handle it? Well, that’s were the A-1 Auto Transport experienced becomes so relevant.
The bot uses exclusive vehicle shipping rates directly from us, a trusted company with over 30 years of experience in shipping America’s cars. You can get a better picture of how much the final cost of shipping your vehicle would be, so in the end, you are able to make a better decision for you and faster than ever before.
The Benefits of Using It
If ‘easy’ and ‘saving time’ aren’t strong enough arguments to convince you, here are some additional perks of using the Car Shipping for Google Assistant.
A More Comprehensive Search
The bot will tap into Google’s own search network, which is a very vast pool of information. Looking up for shipping companies for yourself will never fully comprehensive research unless you have weeks or even months to go through the results and assess which one is better.
And in most cases, you won’t.
Accounts for Reputation
The reputation of a company is everything. After all, you need to know you can count on them to deliver on their promise, within the terms you established. That means no delays, handle the pick-up and drop off at the agreed locations, and taking proper care of the car along the way.
With the bot, you’ll only get results from trustworthy companies that are licensed to transport your vehicle and offer the right insurance. You won’t have to worry about any scammers trying to take your money for nothing.
Find Exactly What You’re Looking for
When you’re looking for a company to transport your vehicle, an important thing to account for is the particularities of your job, and see if the company can address them. One of the most common issues you may face with is difficulty finding companies that handle international shipping, particularly in certain countries.
But with the Car Shipping for Google Assistant, your search can get a lot more specific, and you can find the companies that offer exactly what you’re looking for.
Avoid Hidden Costs
The Car Shipping for Google Assistant estimates will get in the ballpark of how much the job is going to cost, so if the company’s estimates differ a lot, you can ask for a detailed explanation and see if maybe they added any extra service you don’t need.
Over to You
With the Car Shipping for Google Assistant, it’s simply a lot easier to find the right company to ship your vehicle, no matter what the specifics of your shipping are.
All the results you’ll get are based on the 30 years of experience in the industry, so you know you can trust the company, as well as rely on the price estimates. Find out more about us and what we do here.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.