Amazon Alexa Added To New Audi e-tron
Audi has added Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service into the new, fully electric Audi e-tron.
This exciting addition to the model means that drivers will be able to enjoy all of the benefits it offers. Many of the same services will be available as on the home version, including being able to check news, weather and sports scores, order groceries, add to their to-do list and stream music and audiobooks using Audible, Amazon Music and TuneIn.
The system will even be able to help with every day security, with smart home controls including locking doors, turning off the lights and closing garage doors.
Alexa has been seamlessly integrated into the Audi e-tron’s MMI system, so there’s no need to download a separate app to use it. All drivers have to do is simply link the car to their Amazon account and activate the voice service via the onboard voice control system.
Audi considers voice control to be an extremely important part of modern day driving, last year debuting natural voice control in the Audi A8, which has since been rolled out to all model series.
Dr. Thomas M. Müller, Head of Electrics/Electronics of AUDI AG, explains: “The car as an intelligent conversationalist and digital voice services are nothing new to our customers. Integrating Alexa into our infotainment system was therefore the next logical step. We provide our customers with a consistent user experience, whether at home or on the road.”
Ned Curic, VP of Alexa Auto adds: “ Our vision is to bring Alexa to customers wherever they are – at home, at work, and on the go. With Alexa built directly into the vehicle, customers can ask Alexa to play music, place calls, and access plenty of Alexa skills, and we’re excited to work with a brand like Audi to bring that experience to the all-new Audi e-tron and additional models in its vehicle line-up.”
Audi is planning to role out the Amazon Alexa service to additional models and markets in the future, so watch this space.
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