This month, Nissan is joining growing list of automakers who are integrating Amazon Echo's virtual assistant, Alexa, into vehicles, a posting by Andy Parks, technology specialist for West Herr Auto Group, said on the auto group's website.
Alexa is being integrated into more vehicles, including some Fords and Volkswagens, the posting said.
Alexa connectivity, which will allow voice control for select Nissan vehicles, is going into effect sometime in October for some 2016 and 2017 Altima, Maxima, Murano, Rogue, Sentra and Titan XD vehicles, as well as the 2018 Armada and the 2017 GT-R, Titan and Rogue Sport and 2017 or 2018 Pathfinders, the posting said.
Using Alexa will allow voice control of such key-fob functions as starting or unlocking the vehicle from inside your home through Amazon Echo, the posting said.
Since this is new technology integration, the uses for it are bound to expand in the near future, offering more features and more types of vehicles that can be controlled by voice with an appropriate device, the posting said.