Amazon Alexa’s in-vehicle voice-first experience is a finalist for the Best Auto Mobility Product/Service TU-Automotive Award. We’re humbled by the recognition, which serves as a testament to how the auto industry has already begun to embrace Alexa, and customer demand for a voice-first experience in the vehicle.
Many automakers are bringing Alexa into their newer vehicles to improve and augment the voice-first experience for drivers. If you’re not in the market for a brand-new car, you can choose from a number of aftermarket devices with Alexa built-in to bring Alexa with you on the go.
Bringing Alexa into the vehicle means staying productive, connected and entertained while on the go. Alexa allows you to voice control popular music services, including Amazon Music Unlimited, iHeartRadio, Pandora, TuneIn, and more. Drive time becomes can’t-stop-listening time as you immerse yourself in an audiobook with Audible. With a cloud of information at the tip of your tongue, just ask Alexa for the latest sports scores, stock prices, weather forecast, traffic updates, and answers to general questions.
To maintain productivity while on the go, Alexa can help manage your calendar, to-do lists, grocery lists, shopping cart, orders, and more. Alexa can help you join a conference call on your commute to work or drop in on your family to let them know you are headed home.
Whether you know exactly where you want to go or are looking to try some place new, Alexa is always ready to make recommendations and get you directions to keep you moving throughout your day.
Alexa can also keep you connected to your smart home devices while on the go. Have Alexa lock your front door, turn on your porch light, turn on your alarm system, and set your thermostat to away mode—just in case you forgot. Use connected car Alexa skills to remotely control your vehicle from the comfort of your home. You can remotely lock/unlock your car doors, start/stop the engine, find out how much fuel you have left, and more—just ask Alexa.
All of this functionality (and more) allows you to simply use your voice while keeping your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
On June 6, 2019, at TU-Automotive Detroit, Chris Wenneman, Director, Alexa Automotive will be sharing more about integrating voice into the vehicle and how it’s enhancing the user experience. We hope to see you there. In the meantime, see what vehicles have Alexa built-in and how easy it is to bring Alexa into more vehicles with the Alexa Auto SDK.