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Amazon's Alexa voice assistant will be arriving in select Ford vehicles from Summer 2017

Although Amazon has already successfully provided a smart assistant for the home with its Echo and Echo Dot, which saw great sales this past holiday season, the company is also looking to put Alexa into vehicles, so that you can also interact with the assistant on the move.

The video below, although a bit cringeworthy at times, does a good job showing the ways you could take advantage of Alexa. It already has many home automation features built right in, some of them are bound to overlap with the car. For example, you will be able to open smart garage doors, control the lights in your home, and so on. There are also Amazon-specific features supported via Alexa while driving. You can queue up audio books or music from Amazon's cloud, or add items to your shopping cart. General search functionality and navigation queries are also supported via Alexa.

For cars that end up supporting it, you will also be able to remotely start or stop the engine, lock and unlock the doors, check fuel levels, and so on. These features will initially be arriving in the Ford Focus Electric, Fusion Energi, and C-MAX Energi. The other Alexa commands will come to cars with Ford SYNC 3 this summer.

Voice assistance in cars has seen a big push lately, with Cortana also heading to Nissan and BMW, because if you ever pondered the distance to the moon while driving, Alexa or Cortana will have you covered.

Source & Image: Android Police

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