Amazon's Alexa Finds A New Home

Lenovo-Smart-Assistant-White-4

A personal assistance is provided to the user by Amazon's Alexa Voice Service.

Additionally, Ford announced that Samsung Gear S2 and S3 smartwatch owners will now be able to integrate their device to a Ford sync-equipped vehicle for parking reminders and other alerts.

Ford will be taking things further as it has just announced that it will be supporting Amazon's voice assistant Alexa in its cars. It also will allow some smart home automation control, based on the devices compatible with Alexa.

Color: An Amazon Echo comes in black or white, the Lenovo Smart Assistant will be available in green, orange or light gray. But Ford and Amazon envision the future car's interior environment to be a voice-controlled command center just like the home Echo. Ford said it is working on adding Alexa home-to-car integration for vehicles with Sync Connect in the future.

Ford said it will roll out its Alexa integration in two phases. You can say, "Alexa, order from Amazon Restaurants", and Alexa will ask which of your orders you'd like again. Those with electric vehicles like the Focus Electric or Fusion Energi can also check on their vehicle's remaining range.

Amazon's Alexa is like a digital assistant that you can talk to at home using an Echo or Echo Dot device. The selected meal is then sent for delivery to a customer's default address.

Amid gimmicky gadgets that may never make it to the shelves (smart whistle, anyone?) Amazon's Alexa artificial intelligence voice assistant has stealthily become the stand out victor of the Consumer Electronics Show.

Ford will be using its Sync 3 to integrate Alexa into a auto system. Soon, you'll be asking Alexa to order groceries for you from the comfort of your kitchen.

Related:

  • Is NASA Paving the Way for Asteroid Mining?

    Is NASA Paving the Way for Asteroid Mining?

    NASA said new findings show there are considerably fewer near-Earth asteroids in the mid-size range than previously believed. Discovery Program class missions like these are relatively low-priced , their development capped at about $450 million.
    Aircel 2G Spectrum Scam: SC Proposes To Cancel Aircel's 2G License

    Aircel 2G Spectrum Scam: SC Proposes To Cancel Aircel's 2G License

    The CBI filed a chargesheet in 2014, naming the Maxis owner and the company and two other senior officials as accused in the case. However, sources close to RCom and Aircel said the court's intervention will have no impact on the merger.
    Norway to pioneer retirement of FM radio in favor of digital broadcast

    Norway to pioneer retirement of FM radio in favor of digital broadcast

    FM broadcasting gives high-fidelity sound over the radio much superior to the AM stations. There are several other digital wireless radio systems than the one used in Norway, DAB.
  • Manson back in prison after hospital visit

    Manson back in prison after hospital visit

    In November, the state inspector general, which monitors the corrections system, characterized care at Corcoran as "inadequate". Manson, 82, is now being treated for gastrointestinal bleeding linked to his colon at Mercy Hospital, a source told KTLA 5 News.
    Boeing announces $8bn GECAS order for 737 MAX 8s

    Boeing announces $8bn GECAS order for 737 MAX 8s

    2016 orders fell short of targets, but it could open its 2017 order book with a $10 billion deal for 92 planes. Deliveries likely will rise this year as MAX planes that welled up in inventory are delivered.

    Search Resumes For Plane Carrying 6 That Vanished Over Lake Erie

    They say the search is slow-going because conditions along the bottom of the lake are limiting visibility to a few inches. Officials said the remains are being analyzed by a Medical Examiner to determine if they are in fact human.
  • Tilikum, killer whale from Blackfish, dies at SeaWorld Orlando

    Tilikum, killer whale from Blackfish, dies at SeaWorld Orlando

    Animal rights groups charge that orcas were kept in tanks that were too small, fed improper diets and forced to perform tricks. SeaWorld later announced a new focus on conservation and in March previous year plans to discontinue breeding killer whales.
    Incredible ski lift rescue as man dangles unconscious

    Incredible ski lift rescue as man dangles unconscious

    As the chair swung around, the lift stopped and the man was left dangling and choking by the straps of his backpack . The Arapahoe Basin Ski Area confirms the incident, saying it happened at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
    New Peanut Allergy Guidelines Released

    New Peanut Allergy Guidelines Released

    After solid food has been introduced into the diet, at around 4-6 months of age, peanuts can slowly be introduced into the food. The guidelines don't call for babies to be given peanuts or peanut butter because they are choking hazards.
  • Giroux saves Arsenal again in order fought in the FA Cup

    Giroux saves Arsenal again in order fought in the FA Cup

    FA Cup holders Manchester United beat Reading 4-0 in the early game to progress to the fourth round in commanding fashion. We wanted to show something else in the second half.
    Kim Kardashian Returns on Social Media, Back to a Normal Life

    Kim Kardashian Returns on Social Media, Back to a Normal Life

    In October, Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint at her hotel while she was in town for Paris Fashion Week. She is carefully choosing work events and projects that she wants to focus on for the next few months.
    London exceeds its 2017 air pollution limit - by January 5

    London exceeds its 2017 air pollution limit - by January 5

    London has breached its annual air pollution limits five days into 2017 - that's three days earlier than a year ago . London's over-reliance on diesel-powered vehicles has made it a global leader in nitrogen dioxide.

Comments

Other news