Jaguar Land Rover adds Alexa support across the range
(Pocket Ribbon) – Jaguar Land Rover is introducing Amazon Alexa support for all of its vehicles with the Pivi Pro infotainment system.
That means new and existing Jaguar, Range Rover and Land Rover car owners can use the voice assistant without needing a phone. They can check the weather, set music and even activate their smart home devices on the go – all that is normally possible with an Echo device.
The assistant also works with the manufacturer’s vehicle technician in the UK and US so drivers can ask pertinent questions such as how much range is available or whether all doors are locked, all from the comfort of your home via the Jaguar and Land Rover Remote Skill.
The Remote Skill also works on UK and US car models with the Touch Pro infotainment system.
Alexa support will be added via a software update over the air as long as the user has a 12 month online pack subscription. An active Amazon account is also needed.
“The seamless integration of Amazon Alexa with our Pivi Pro infotainment system gives customers simple, intuitive voice control of frequently used features, making the driving experience even more enjoyable. The fact that we can also offer this new feature to existing customers proves the value of our software-over-the-air updates,” said Alex Hislop, Jaguar Land Rover electrical engineering director.
Written by Rik Henderson.