Thursday August 09, 2018

Amazon Launches an Alexa Auto SDK

Amazon has announced the release of their Alexa Auto SDK today and it's available on GitHub. It does all the things you're used to doing with Alexa in your home and will include additional features like navigation and search. Amazon currently works with a handful of companies to provide this in select autos, however, this release opens up the assistant to other companies that aren't partners. I imagine we'll hear Alexa in many different autos in the future.

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The Alexa Auto SDK brings the Alexa experience that has delighted customers at home into the vehicle. It adds automotive-specific functionality and contextualizes the experience for the vehicle. It includes source code and function libraries in C++ and Java that enable your vehicle to process audio inputs and triggers, establish a connection with the Alexa service, and handle all Alexa interactions.