With the new SDK, users can ask Alexa to do things like turn on the AC, do the radio or make a call – even when connectivity is intermittent or nonexistent. Alexa's cloud-based service to a vehicle's infotainment system. It acts as a backup and enhances the resilience of Alexa's cloud-based capabilities
Amazon introduced the Alexa Auto SDK last year, making the tools accessible to all developers via GitHub. Audi, BMW and Toyota have added Alexa capabilities to their infotainment systems. But not all automakers have signed on. GM just announced it would bring Google Assistant to Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac. The brand of voice-assistant that automakers could choose to become an important selling point. According to a JD Power study conducted for Amazon, 76 percent of respondents said they want the same brand of voice service in both their home and their next vehicle.