Would you like to talk to your car while it’s in the garage or out in the sun and have it do things for you? Are you dreaming of a day when you can ask “Did I lock the car?” and the get from your car? Starting, today, Genesis G80 and G90 owners can ask Alexa remote voice commands to control connected cars. In the future, the company plans to integrate the platform with connected home products to maximize the connected car experience for drivers.
Genesis Connected Services can take care of tasks and more from inside the home using the Alexa voice service on Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Amazon Tap. The new Alexa skill for Genesis is available today across Alexa-enabled devices.
Genesis claims it is the first automaker to launch an Alexa skill, allowing remote voice commands to control connected cars.The company is betting that drivers will find it convenient and easy to use.
Meanwhile, the Automatic OBD device has integrated with Alexa for a while.
Genesis G90 owners will also receive a complimentary Amazon.com Gift Card redeemable towards an Amazon Echo. Features of the Genesis Alexa service include remotely locking your car from your living room, to starting your G90 and setting the temperature from your bedroom.
Amazon Alexa allows customers to send remote commands to their car from inside their home using voice interaction through Genesis Connected Services and an Alexa-enabled device. To send commands to Genesis vehicles via Alexa, users must enable the Genesis skill in their Alexa app available on iOS, Android and Fire tablets, and then link their existing Genesis Connected Services Account within the Alexa app. Voice commands will only be sent to Genesis vehicles after Alexa prompts owners for their Genesis Connected Services Personal Identification Number (PIN).
To Start Genesis Amazon Alexa, the driver says “Alexa, open Genesis,” to which Alexa replies, “Welcome to the Genesis skill.”
- To start the car and set the temperature say, “Alexa, tell Genesis to start my car at 70 degrees.”
- To sart the Genesis, say “Alexa, tell Genesis to start my Black G90.”
- To stop say, “Alexa, tell Genesis to stop my Gray G90.”
- To lock say, “Alexa, tell Genesis to lock my car.”
- To unlock the car from inside the home, say, “”Alexa, tell Genesis to unlock my car.”
- To flash the lights, say, “Alexa, tell Genesis to flash the lights on my G80.”
- To honk the horn, say, “Alexa, tell Genesis to honk the horn on my car.”
Genesis vehicles are equipped with three years of complimentary Genesis Connected Car Services. Genesis Connected Services that include Remote Start with Climate Control, Destination Search powered by Google, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Car Finder, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. Genesis Connected Services can be easily accessed from the buttons on the rearview mirror and center stack, the Web or via an exclusive Genesis owners’ smartphone app.
Amazon.com is not a sponsor of this promotion.