Picture the scenes, you have just got into your house but you’re not sure whether you locked your car doors and turned off the light, you’ve got a long journey tomorrow but aren’t sure if you have enough fuel left or you have forgotten where you parked your car (admit it, it has happened to you ;))… Thanks to The Bot Studio’s Alexa skill, motorists who have a connected car thanks to installing Xee’s control box, will be able to ask Amazon’s Alexa these questions from the comfort of their living room.
Although we are not quite yet at driverless cars, the automobile industry is rapidly evolving thanks to a variety of technologies that are making cars increasingly digitally connected in order to make the experience of driving safer, more pleasurable and more practical. Global sales of connected cars are expected to increase fourfold between 2015 and 2020, adding in excess of €110 billion (US$149 billion) in revenues in the passenger car segment alone.
The Bot Studio, a bot development agency dedicated to the automobile, mobility and transportation industry, has just developed its first Alexa Skill using Smartly.AI’s bot creation platform. The skill, named My Connected Car, allows Xee customers to access their connected car data using Alexa. Xee’s control box is fitted to the car’s diagnostic port and enables the user to get their accelerometer, GPS chip and technical information. Thanks to the Alexa skill, users will be able to get this information through asking their smart speaker. Information such as where the car is parked, remaining fuel, mileage and whether the doors are locked and the engine is off.
Connected cars are a powerful tool for car manufacturers because they create a recurring relationship with the customer that was not possible before. The highly valuable experiences offered via connected cars create a deeper the relationship between the motorist and their vehicle and can increase loyalty and offer opportunities for branding and awareness. The My Connected Car Alexa skill enhances and facilitates this relationship through making it even easier for motorists to interact with their vehicle through their most user-friendly interface: voice.