Amazon Alexa will soon be available in GM vehicles.
General Motors has announced plans to introduce a new in-vehicle Alexa experience in the first half of 2020. It will be available on model year 2018 and newer cars, trucks and crossovers with compatible infotainment systems, equipped with 4G LTE.
“GM’s updateable app framework and vehicle connectivity lets us provide customers with new technologies that enhance the ownership experience, even to customers with vehicles that are already on the road,” said Santiago Chamorro, vice president for Global Connected Services, GM. “Bringing the Alexa experience to our vehicles is an example of how we are listening to our customers’ feedback, and offering them the voice technology of their choice.”
Alexa will allow vehicle owners to check the news, control smart home devices, shop, and access other Alexa features with simple voice commands. GM also plans leverage the technology to offer features like navigation, music streaming, and to make phone calls..
“Customers already love using Alexa at home, and soon they can bring her with them on the go, whether they’re looking for a new car or own a compatible Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicle already on the road,” said Ned Curic, VP of Alexa Auto at Amazon. “We’re thrilled to be working with GM to help their customers stay more connected, more entertained, and more productive.”