Alexa in cars, Siri nowhere


Yesterday, we wrote about Ford bringing Amazon Alexa to cars in 2017. Today, a second car maker is jumping on the Alexa hype train. Amazon has announced that Volkswagen will be including Alexa in vehicles.

Like Ford’s implementation, Alexa will be useful while driving and while in your home. When you’re home, you can check up on fuel levels and send directions to your car for when you start driving. Conversely, while you’re in the car you can control smart things in your home. Like opening the garage door and turning on lights when you arrive… More at Phandroid.

As time passes, Siri is starting to look like a gimmick that works ‘most’ of the time. Google and Amazon are killing Apple here and doing exactly what Apple used to do. Take an existing technology and hone it until it works as it should while the original continues to plod along slowly losing faith in its users.

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