Menu and settings
Alexa requires a mandatory set of settings and legal information to be available within the vehicle IVI interface. Some settings are only available in the Alexa App that cannot be replicated by a third party app.
(Required) Provide the Alexa menu in your HMI.
Customers must be able to access an Alexa menu with your system. Please see the table below for a better understanding of the features that exist within this menu.
(Required) For the Alexa settings menu, use terminology and order of settings outlined below:
- Main menu:
- Things to try
- Sign out
- Main menu > Settings:
- Contact list > [phone name] or ["None"]
- Alexa Hands-Free > on/off
- Default voice assistant > on/off
- Notifications > on/off
- Start of request sound > on/off
- End of request sound > on/off
- Alexa’s language > list of available Alexa languages
- Main menu > Things to try:
- Use text from the Design Toolkit.
(Required) Add any additional settings or items to the bottom of the standard Alexa settings.
You may require additional settings or features when integrating Alexa. Any additions must be added to the bottom of the list.
(Required) When the user selects "sign out", ask for confirmation before signing out.
“Sign out” may be accidentally pressed in the main menu and can be a hassle for the customer to reconnect. Because of this, we require the customer to confirm sign out when selected.
(Required) Use the following strings for the setting listed below:
Default state: off. If the customer turns this on or enables it from another location see Granting and managing contact permissions to Alexa, they must first consent on the permissions page.
(Required) If the customer selects an Alexa language that is different than the system language, you must surface a notification of the language mismatch
(Recommend) Use a grid layout for the “Things to Try” Menu.
(Recommended) Use Alexa's icons in the “Things to Try” Menu.
The complete list of the Things to Try categories and commands can be downloaded in the Design Toolkit.