MYCAR™ Google Assistant Help

Important : In order to use the MYCAR™ with Google Assistant application, it will require a connection to the internet via WiFi.

Linking MYCAR™ with a Google Assistant application on your Apple iOS device.

    NOTE: Ensure that you have the latest Google Assistant App from the App store on your device. You can download it from the following links : Google Assistant Apple Download
    NOTE 2: You must link your MYCAR™ account with the Google Assistant application to use this service. Before enrolling the Google Assistant Service, make sure to have your MYCAR™ login and password handy.

    1. Download and open the “Google Assistant App” google assistant on your Apple iOS or Android device.

    2. On the top right hand side, tap your profile picture or initials to get in account.

    3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your Google Home or Google Nest device. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.

    4. Then go back to the home screen and look for "Explore" explore at the bottom right of the screen. (NOTE: If you do not have the "Explore" explore at the bottom right of the screen, Logout of your Google account and log back in)

    5. In the top search bar, search for MYCAR™. Scroll through the list of apps results for the Assistant and when you find it, tap the card.

    6. Then tap on the "LINK" button to Link your MYCAR™ account before you can use the Application.

    7. The MYCAR™ service account linking page will open. You will need to enter your MYCAR™ Login and Password used to enter in your MYCAR™ account. This will link your MYCAR™ account to your Google Assistant enabled device.

    8. Lastly, you will need to "Allow" access to link the accounts.

    NOTE : At any time you can ask Google Assistant for Help by saying : "Ask MYCAR™ for help".

Linking MYCAR™ with a Google Assistant application on your Android device.

    NOTE: Ensure that you have the latest Google Assistant App from the Google Play store on your device. You can download it from the following links : Google Assistant Android Download
    NOTE 2: You must link your MYCAR™ account with the Google Assistant application to use this service. Before enrolling the Google Assistant Service, make sure to have your MYCAR™ login and password handy.

    1. Download and open the “Google Assistant App” google assistant on your Apple iOS or Android device.

    2. On the top right hand side, tap your profile picture or initials to get in account.

    3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your Google Home or Google Nest device. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.

    4. Then scroll down to the "All Settings" section and look for "Explore" explore.

    5. In the top search bar, search for MYCAR™. Scroll through the list of apps results for the Assistant and when you find it, tap the card.

    6. Then tap on the "LINK" button to Link your MYCAR™ account before you can use the Application.

    7. The MYCAR™ service account linking page will open. You will need to enter your MYCAR™ Login and Password used to enter in your MYCAR™ account. This will link your MYCAR™ account to your Google Assistant enabled device.

    8. Lastly, you will need to "Allow" access to link the accounts.

    NOTE : At any time you can ask Google Assistant for Help by saying : "Ask MYCAR™ for help".

Multiple vehicle control using Google Assistant

    IMPORTANT: If you have more than one vehicle in your account, we strongly recommend re-naming your vehicle name to something easy to pronounce. This will avoid confusion when Google Assistant searches for a specific vehicle name in "MY GARAGE" section. By default Google Assistant will always use your favourite vehicle marked with a "Default vehicle name" in "MY GARAGE" section. If you only have one vehicle in your account, this is part will be optional as Google Assistant will always use your default vehicle.

    NOTE 2: A video tutorial is available HERE on how to change your vehicle name.

    1. Open your MYCAR™ app on your iOS or Android device.

    2. Tap the Menu icon on the top left of the screen to open the side menu within the MYCAR™ App.

    3. Go inside “MY GARAGE” section.

    4. Tap on the vehicle you would like to change the name.

    5. Tap on the "Gear" icon on the top right of the screen. This will open the vehicle configuration section.

    6. Then tap "Settings". The first line will be your vehicle name.

    7. Tap on the current vehicle name and edit it to something simple. i.e.: "Honda" or "Civic" and tap "Done" on the top Right hand corner of the screen when finished.

    Please make sure to not use any special characters in your vehicle name as it probably won't be recognized by Google Assistant.

Voice Command details

Idle State
Various interaction methods
There are numerous ways to control your vehicle using Google Assistant. Below are two different methods that we recommend in order to control your vehicle with Google Assistant.
Please see the different methods below and determine the one that is the most convenient for you.
Method #1 : Using a Complete Sentence
It is possible to request any command execution by saying a complete sentence to Google Assistant.
 
This sentence word flow structure is very important. It consist of the following : "Ok Google, use MYCAR™ to {Your Command} {your Vehicle name}. Here are some examples.
 
"Ok Google, use MYCAR™ and "Lock doors" on "Honda".
"Ok Google, use MYCAR™ and "Start" "Civic".
"Ok Google, use MYCAR™ and "Open Trunk" on "Honda".
Method #2 : Using two step command Sentence
It is possible to request any command execution by saying two consecutive sentence to Google Assistant.
 
This sentence word flow structure is very important. It consist of the following : - "Ok Google, use MYCAR™."

"Google Assistant will answer back: Hi, what command would you like to send to your vehicle"

"{Your Command} {your Vehicle name}." Here are some examples.
 
 
"Ok Google, use MYCAR™.

"Google Assistant will answer back: Hi, what command would you like to send to your vehicle"

"Unlock the doors on" "Civic".
 
 
"Ok Google, use MYCAR™.

"Google Assistant will answer back: Hi, what command would you like to send to your vehicle"

"Stop engine on" "Civic".
 
 
"Ok Google, use MYCAR™.

"Google Assistant will answer back: Hi, what command would you like to send to your vehicle"

"Status of" "Honda".
Action trouble
Secure Control Access
In order to secure the commands sent to your vehicle and prevent any serious injuries, it is MANDATORY to add security PIN code to execute the command requested. This pin code can also be used to prevent a child or an unauthorised user from sending a command to your vehicle.
 
We also STRONGLY RECOMMEND you teach Google Assistant to recognize your personal voice for added security. Please see below on how to do this.
 

    NOTE: Ensure that you have the latest Google Assistant App from the App store or Google Play store on your device.

    1. Open the "Google Assistant App” on your Apple iOS or Android device.

    2. Tap the "Tray" explore at the bottom of the screen.

    3. On the top right hand side, tap your profile picture or initials, then the "Assistant" tab.

    4. Under "Voice Match," you can choose if you want to train or retrain your voice to be recognized.

    5. Now simply follow the Google Assistant guidance to complete your voice training.

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Adding a Security PIN code
It is MANDATORY to create a security PIN code to confirm a command request. This PIN code will be required by Google Assistant once you have requested your command. Upon requesting the 1st command to Google Assistant, it will prompt to SET A PIN CODE or follow the method below.
     
    1. Say "Ok Google, use MYCAR™.

    "Google Assistant will answer back: Hi, what command would you like to send to your vehicle"

    2. Say "SET PIN CODE".
     
    3. Follow the prompts from Google Assistant.
     

    4. When prompted to say your 4 digit PIN Code to Google Assistant, simply say verbally your 4 digit PIN code that you would like to use.

    NOTE: Only digits from 0 to 9 and a maximum of 4 digits can be used as a valid PIN code.

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Lost your Security PIN code
After 3 unsuccessful pincode usage, Google Assistant will disable the account for security reasons. To re-enable your account you must re-link your MYCAR™ account with Google Assistant.

    1. Open the “Google Assistant App” google assistant on your Apple iOS or Android device.

    2. On the top right hand side, tap your profile picture or initials to get in account.

    3. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your Google Home or Google Nest device. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.

    4. Then go back to the home screen, then tap "Explore" explore at the bottom of the screen.

    5. In the top search bar, search for MYCAR™. Scroll through the list of apps results for the Assistant and when you find it, tap the card.

    6. Then tap on the "UNLINK" button to Unlink your MYCAR™ account.

    7. Then tap on the "LINK" button to Link your MYCAR™ account before you can use the Application.

    8. The MYCAR™ service account linking page will open. You will need to enter your MYCAR™ Login and Password used to enter in your MYCAR™ account. This will link your MYCAR™ account to your Google Assistant enabled device.

    9. Lastly, you will need to "Allow" access to link the accounts.

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Changing a Security PIN code
It is possible to change your security PIN code to confirm your command request.
     
    1. Say "Ok Google, use MYCAR™.

    "Google Assistant will answer back: Hi, what command would you like to send to your vehicle"

    2. Say "CHANGE PIN CODE".
     
    3. Follow the prompts from Google Assistant.
     
    4. When prompted say your current PIN CODE.
    When prompted again, simply say your new 4 digit PIN code that you would like to use.
     

    NOTE: Only digits from 0 to 9 and a maximum of 4 digits can be used as a valid PIN code.

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Deleting a Security PIN code
It is possible to delete your security PIN code.
     
    1. Say "Ok Google, use MYCAR™.

    "Google Assistant will answer back: Hi, what command would you like to send to your vehicle"

    2. Say "DELETE PIN CODE".
     
    3. Follow the prompts from Google Assistant.
     
    4. When prompted say your current PIN code.
FULL MYCAR™ COMMAND LIST
Here are several variations of all the commands you can send using Google Assistant.

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