GM Vehicles Will Support Amazon Alexa In 2020

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Voice assistants, like Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Amazon’s Alexa are becoming more commonplace in households, so it only makes sense that automakers are looking to bring them to their cars for people to use on the go. General Motors, one of America’s largest automakers, is bringing Alexa Auto integration to Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC owners of vehicles that are from the 2018 model year and newer in the first half of 2020.

According to the automaker, the collaboration between GM and Amazon’s Alexa is the broadest rollout of the company’s voice assistant to date. While that’s a good PR statement for both companies, it means that consumers that are familiar with Alexa have a recognized assistant to interact within their vehicle. The integration will also bring GM owners unique commands that they’ll be able to give their specific model.

With the addition of Alexa Auto integration, owners of one of GM’s cars, trucks, or SUVs (the automaker hasn't come out with a specific list of vehicles yet) will be able to use voice commands to get directions to a specific address, ask Alexa to play a song, or ask the smart assistant to make a phone call. These commands are in addition to things Alexa can already do, like change the temperature on your house’s thermostat, add items to your Amazon shopping cart, and control any smart home lights.

GM Alexa

Bringing Alexa integration to GM models is just another step that the automaker has taken with Amazon. Last year, the American automaker allowed consumers to get Amazon packages delivered to their vehicles via Key by Amazon.

A few automakers have Alexa directly integrated into their vehicles, while others have a special app that gives consumers access to Alexa in their vehicles. Audi, Ford, Lexus, Lincoln, and Toyota, already offer owners access to Alexa from inside their vehicle.

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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