AAA is jumping into the voice-activated search game with the new ability to search for AAA Diamond Rated restaurants to Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Consumers can now ask Amazon Alexa or Google Home for restaurant suggestions based on a database of 31,000 AAA inspected and approved restaurants, with the ability to find a restaurant locally or while traveling on a vacation.
"Consumers want information instantly and easily. Voice-based technologies, like Alexa and Google Home, are driving this trend,” said Ramon Millan, vice president, chief technology and digital officer at AAA’s national office, in a written statement. “AAA continues to innovate and promote these exciting new approaches and, in so doing, is meeting and exceeding the needs of AAA members and other consumers alike while providing the most convenient access to Diamond Rated restaurants.”
Using the technology, consumers can interact with the information from AAA’s TourBook guides to find local restaurants, as well as get an explanation on the AAA Diamond Rating system. To find a AAA Diamond Rated restaurant, consumers can use these commands and tips:
- “Alexa, tell AAA to find me a restaurant.”
- “Okay Google, tell AAA Restaurants to find me a restaurant.”
- Be sure to pronounce AAA as “Triple A.”
- Alexa users must enable the skill before they can access Diamond Rated restaurants.
AAA said it is working to apply the technology to be compatible with other voice-based devices and expand the capabilities.