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TechnologyAlexa Auto adds offline capabilities that work in tunnels and parking garages

02:45  12 september  2019
02:45  12 september  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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But that convenience quickly disintegrates when you drive through tunnels , parking garages or remote areas and lose signal. Amazon introduced the Alexa Auto SDK last year, making the tools accessible to all developers via GitHub. Audi, BMW and Toyota have all added Alexa capabilities to

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Having an Alexa-enabled car is convenient if you want to make a call, check the weather or order groceries while you drive. But that convenience quickly disintegrates when you drive through tunnels, parking garages or remote areas and lose signal. Amazon wants to fix that. Today, it released version 2.0 of its Alexa Auto SDK, which now comes with a bunch of offline functions.

Alexa Auto adds offline capabilities that work in tunnels and parking garages

With the new SDK, users can ask Alexa to do things like turn on the AC, tune the radio or make a call -- even when connectivity is intermittent or nonexistent. That's thanks to a "Local Voice Control" extension that allows automakers to add a scaled-down version of Alexa's cloud-based service to a vehicle's infotainment system. It acts as a backup and is meant to increase the resiliency of Alexa's cloud-based capabilities.

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Alexa Echo Auto connects allows you to connect your phone to Alexa in your car. Echo Auto is capable of carrying out many of the commands and features as your home device. Once you've added the skill, enabled permissions and connected your Microsoft and Amazon accounts, just say

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Amazon introduced the Alexa Auto SDK last year, making the tools accessible to all developers via GitHub. Audi, BMW and Toyota have all added Alexa capabilities to their infotainment systems. But not all automakers have signed on. GM recently announced it would bring Google Assistant to Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac. The brand of voice-assistant that automakers choose could become an important selling point. According to a JD Power study conducted for Amazon, 76 percent of respondents said they want the same brand of voice service in both their home and their next vehicle.

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