Jaguar Land Rover has introduced Amazon Alexa functionality on Jaguar and Land Rover brand vehicles equipped with its Pivi Pro infotainment system. Thanks to an over-the-air software update, owners of compatible vehicles can now enjoy intuitive voice-enabled experiences. Requests such as “Alexa, navigate me to home”, “Alexa, play my chill-out playlist” and “Alexa show me nearby coffee shops” are now possible without touching the Pivi Pro touchscreen.
Alexa also enables the owners to check news, weather and manage their schedule or shopping list, just by asking. US and UK customers will also be able to control and check on their vehicle, with commands such as “Alexa, ask Jaguar to check my range”, “Alexa, ask Jaguar to start the climate”, “Alexa, ask Land Rover if my car is fully charged” or “Alexa, ask Land Rover if my doors are locked”. In addition to Pivi Pro, this functionality is also available to customers in these markets with vehicles equipped with the Touch Pro infotainment system.
Alexa was first introduced on the new Range Rover and will now be offered across the JLR portfolio. More than 200,000 existing owners of models fitted with Pivi Pro will also be able to experience Alexa voice commands, thanks to the aforementioned over-the-air software update. Set-up is easy: all owners have to do is link Alexa to their InControl account by scanning a QR code on the Pivi Pro touchscreen and then follow a few simple steps.
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