The Alexa Auto SDK helps automakers to bring the Alexa experience that has delighted customers at home into their vehicles. It adds automotive-specific functionality and contextualizes the Alexa experience for the vehicle. The SDK includes C++ and Java libraries that enable your vehicle to process audio inputs and triggers, establish a connection with the Alexa service, and handle all Alexa interactions. It also includes sample applications and documentation, for Android, Linux, Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), and QNX operating systems on ARM and x86 processor architectures.
The Alexa Auto SDK includes core Alexa functionality, such as speech recognition and text-to-speech, 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 is architected to be updated over-the-air by automakers. The Alexa Auto SDK also includes the Local Voice Control extension, which provides the capability to access certain Alexa features and capabilities even when internet connectivity is intermittent or not available.
Dial by name and number, control call in progress, make Alexa announcements, use Alexa Drop In, join meetings, and send and receive Alexa messages
Control media playback, stream music, audiobooks, and podcasts from leading providers, tune radio, change local media sources, turn up the volume, and adjust equalizer.
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.
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.
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, to-do lists, and smart home control. All they have to do is ask.