FORD'S PARTNERS WITH AMAZON AND AT&T FOR ALEXA VOICE COMMANDS, WI-FI HOT SPOTS
In addition to its announcement of the next-generation Fusion Hybrid autonomous test vehicle, Ford used the CES stage to preview a number of Sync 3 infotainment updates coming soon to its vehicles.
Ford has partnered with Amazon to offer Alexa — Amazon’s cloud-based voice service in its new models. This is an industry-first collaboration, and expands Ford’s Sync 3 Applink features considerably.
With Alexa, drivers will be able to listen to audiobooks, search and transfer local destinations to navigation, request news, play music, add items to Amazon lists, and more. From within the vehicle, Alexa can access lighting, security systems, garage doors, and other Alexa smart home devices. Within your home, you’ll be able to start or stop your Ford’s engine, lock or unlock doors, and check vehicle data. Read full article...