Genesis Cars Can Now Be Controlled With Amazon Alexa Voice Commands

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer
2017 Genesis G80

Genesis has inked a new deal with Amazon that will allow users to control some aspects of their vehicle remotely.

Available on the Genesis G80 and G90, the new Amazon Alexa skill will allow these cars to be setup and controlled using voice commands. To use the system, owners must have a compatible iOS, Android or Fire device, which will receive and send spoken commands from anywhere to the vehicle.

For example, a customer can say “Alexa, tell Genesis to start my car at 70 degrees,” to make sure their car is started and at the right temperature inside. Using the system, owners can also unlock their cars, stop and start the engine, flash the lights, sound the horn and more.

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“The Amazon Alexa skill for Genesis demonstrates our progressive commitment to technology that is intuitive and customer-focused. It aligns with our belief that time and convenience are the ultimate luxuries,” said Erwin Raphael, general manager of Genesis in the U.S. market. “From remotely locking your car from your living room, to starting your G90 and setting the temperature from your bedroom, the Alexa skill for Genesis offers a new level of ease for owners.”

Owners must have Genesis Connected Services, which comes complimentary for three years, and an Alexa-enabled device to use the system. Before any voice commands are obeyed, Alexa will ask the user for a personal identification number.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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