Ford is getting serious, entering an era of smartcars. The famous automaker decided to give its newest cars a voice. Alexa is the first virtual assistant that Fords will include in its latest models.
“Ford and Amazon team up to offer consumers the ability to access their car from home, and call up other features from their vehicle via Alexa – Amazon’s cloud-based voice service”
This move, seems really promising and wise, as there is a tone of features ready to discover them. Some of them are listed below:
- Industry-first in-car Alexa capability through Ford SYNC® 3 AppLink™ enables users to listen to audiobooks inside the vehicle, search and transfer local destinations to navigation, request news, play music, add items to Amazon shopping lists and more
- Access to Alexa in the car provides ability to command internet-enabled functions such as lighting, security systems, garage doors and other Alexa smart home devices
- Available home-to-car features allow electric vehicle owners to start and stop their engine, lock and unlock doors, and monitor vehicle readings, including fuel level and battery range