Given the increasing identification of vehicles by their digital features, tech companies are looking for closer partnerships with carmakers, however, the new collaboration between Fiat and Google is the maximum so far.
The partnership was confirmed in an official Google Fiat blog with some modifications explaining how Hey Google vehicles from this 500 series differ from the regular fleet.
It comes after the Fiat 500 has become an incredibly popular compact hatchback throughout the vast expanses of Europe in recent years.
And unlike almost all of the company’s other cars, you can ask Google Assistant to obtain basic information about your vehicle using voice commands such as “Hey Google, ask My Fiat what is my fuel level” and get feedback on the current fuel capacity.
You can even request that the headlights be turned on or off, the emergency lighting activated, as well as controlling the in-car entertainment system.
Fiat has added elegant touches to the car itself to help distinguish it from the regular Fiat 500, as there are Hey Google badges and Google color dots throughout the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L or Fiat 500X models.
The car upholstery also features stylish accents with colored dots across all passenger seats and Hey Google markings on each headrest.
The three vehicles – the Fiat 500, Fiat 500 L and Fiat 500 X – feature 7-inch touchscreens with Google Assistant built in.
This can connect directly to the Fiat Mopar Connect which allows you to access and monitor all kinds of vehicle statistics and data points from your phone, tablet or smart screen.
You can check where you parked your car, how many miles you have driven in a day, if your car was locked or unlocked, fuel levels and tire pressure.
It can also monitor the location of your vehicle or its trips remotely and receive notifications in case of possible theft or excessive speeds.
The new Fiat 500 Hey Google lineup will soon be available in three models – the Fiat 500, Fiat 500 X and Fiat 500 L – in 10 European countries, including Italy, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Poland starting at $ 22,000 for the Fiat 500. And up to $ 30,000 for the Fiat 500 X.
Moreover, if you buy one of the Fiat 500 Hey Google Limited Edition cars, you get a gift bag that comes with a limited edition Nest Hub (1st generation) Fiat branded, key cover, and canvas pouch.