Car firms are frequently blamed of adopting slowing when it comes to reacting to trends or accepting new technologies, but that cannot be stated about their understanding about the synergies amongst a connected home and a connected car. For instance, Mercedes in 2014 rolled out a feature for its vehicles that interacted with the Nest smart thermostat so that the position of the car in regards to home of its driver might automatically order the thermostat to turn down or up the heat or set in motion the AC.
But 3 Years on, Amazon, Google, and Apple are all shifting firmly into the space of smart home with voice-supported assistants that can do everything from making sure the lights in the garage are on, the oven is turned off, and that a delivery of new diapers is about to happen to answer a query regarding the weather. On the other hand, each operates on a very separate digital platform and car films have to wisely pick their technological associate.
“Expanding smart home voice management into the linked car is fraction of a current incorporation that will pull together vehicle and home personalization,” claimed Research Director at ABI Research, Jonathan Collins, to the media in an interview. On the other hand, Collins highlights, by grouping up with either Google or Amazon, car firms who conventionally like to keep everything in-house, will be giving up some of the power they presently have over the kinds of in-car techs and their abilities that go into their cars. “That means OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) will have to choose technology suppliers and partnerships that can best back the widest incorporations.”
Ford, BMW, Hyundai, Nissan, and Mini have already accepted Amazon as a linked home partner allowing consumers to verify on things such as fuel levels of their car, battery charge levels, or climate control settings from the comfort of sofa of their living room. All they have to do is inquire Amazon’s Alexa and get a verbal answer. Ford has already fixed Amazon Alexa into dashboards of its new cars and BMW is about to do the same.