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Alexa Auto Software Development Kit

An SDK for automotive developers to simplify the integration of Alexa into in-vehicle infotainment systems

The Alexa Auto SDK brings the Alexa experience that has delighted customers at home into the vehicle. It adds automotive-specific functionality and contextualizes the experience for the vehicle. It includes source code in C++ and Java and libraries that enable your vehicle to process audio inputs and triggers, establish a connection with the Alexa service, and handle all Alexa interactions. The SDK also includes sample applications, build scripts, sequence diagrams and documentation, supporting Android, Linux, Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), and QNX operating systems on ARM and x86 processor architectures.

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Alexa Auto SDK Capabilities

The Alexa Auto SDK includes core Alexa functionality, such as speech recognition and synthesis, and other capabilities such as streaming media, controlling smart home devices, notifications, weather reports, and tens-of-thousands of custom skills. Additionally, the SDK provides the hooks required to connect to a wake word engine, local media player, local phone, and local navigation system, and the ability to access certain Alexa features and capabilities even when internet connectivity is intermittent or not available.


Calling and Messaging

Dial by name and number, control call in progress, make Alexa announcements, use Alexa Drop In, join meetings, and send and receive Alexa messages.

Music and Radio

Control media playback, stream music, audiobooks, and podcasts from leading providers, tune radio, change local media sources, turn up the volume, and adjust equalizer.

Navigation and Search

Navigate to favorite destinations, search for places by name, brand, category, address, or intersection, get details such as hours of operation, phone number, and ratings, determine route info like traffic and ETA, and cancel navigation in progress.

Car Control

Turn on air conditioning, set desired cabin temperature, control temperature by zone, set fan mode and speed, defrost front and rear windshield, and control interior cabin lighting.


Why Alexa?

Alexa is always getting smarter with new features and capabilities added in the cloud. When you connect your vehicle to Alexa, you give customers access to a wealth of information, including news and sports updates, smart home control, and  to-do lists. All they have to do is ask.

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