Post publication date: 3/1/19 – Once consumers get some experience with her in their homes or offices, many start asking how they can get Alexa in the car. Good news: in the US, there are now LOTS of cars available with Alexa built in, as well as numerous Alexa skills for car control and third party devices to take Alexa on the road with you.
Cars With Alexa Built In
It’s not just Audi and Lexus anymore: Toyota, Ford and Lincoln all offer numerous models with the Alexa Voice System built right into the dash. Also, the SEAT automotive media system now supports Alexa.
Click here to view Amazon’s own full listing of all the vehicles currently available with Alexa built in.
Alexa Skills Built To Work With Your Car’s Onboard Computer
There are many more options for those whose needs can be met by an Alexa skill that interacts with their car. Specific functionality varies by the skill/vehicle, but for the most part all of these are meant to allow you to remotely lock, unlock, start or turn off your car. Most also include commands to check the status of various car parts or features that are tracked by your car’s on-board computer (e.g., oil, gas, coolant, etc.).
Note that you’ll find Lexus, Toyota, Ford and Lincoln on this list as well, because those manufacturers offer Alexa skills for many more models than those with Alexa built in. Alexa vehicle skills include:
Click here to view Amazon’s full listing of specific car models and model years with a compatible Alexa skill available (scroll down to the Connected Car Alexa Skills section of the page).
Alexa Devices For Use in the Car
Garmin, Muse, Roav, Logitech and Amazon all have Alexa-fied solutions for the car. Most offer additional functionality as well, such as USB charging ports or a dash cam.
Click here for Amazon’s page listing Alexa-certified devices for use in the car, including Amazon’s own Echo Auto.