ASK ALEXA: JAGUAR LAND ROVER INTRODUCES AMAZON ALEXA ACROSS ITS VEHICLE PORTFOLIO
- Jaguar Land Rover announces Amazon Alexa built-in across the range of Jaguar and Land Rover models equipped with the Pivi Pro infotainment system1,4
- Alexa enables drivers to control navigation and music2, make calls, manage calendars, hear the news, check the weather and control smart home devices3 just by asking – and with no phone required
- Seamless integration with the Pivi Pro4 infotainment system makes voice control simple and intuitive so customers can make more of their world while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road
- Alexa will be made available to more than 200,000 existing owners globally of compatible models via software-over-the-air updates5 – offered at no cost to customers
- Owners will be notified of updates via a message displayed in their vehicle’s touchscreen and will be able to find out more at jaguarusa.com and landroverusa.com
- In addition to Pivi Pro equipped models, the Jaguar and Land Rover Remote Skill for Alexa is also available on all respective Jaguar and Land Rover models with the Touch Pro infotainment system
- From asking how much range you’ve got to making sure the doors are locked, you can check on your vehicle wherever you are with the Jaguar and Land Rover Remote Skill for Alexa
MAHWAH, NJ – February 2, 2022- Jaguar Land Rover today announced Amazon Alexa will be available on all new and existing vehicles fitted with its advanced Pivi Pro infotainment system1,4. Owners of compatible vehicles will be able to enjoy the benefits of intuitive voice-enabled experiences thanks to a no-cost software-over-the-air update.
The seamless integration brings the familiar Alexa experience into the vehicle and provides natural voice interaction with Pivi Pro features including navigation, media playback, phone calls, and compatible smart devices.
As part of the Jaguar Land Rover Reimagine strategy, this represents a step-change in its connected services capability and will deliver a modern luxury experience for customers. It will also accelerate the company’s transformation into a digital leader in the automotive industry.
The engineering teams from Jaguar Land Rover and Amazon worked in close partnership to ensure the seamless integration of Alexa with Pivi Pro. This collaborative approach to development ensures customers will enjoy the same Alexa experience in their vehicles that they already know and love from home, and benefit from even greater functionality in the future.
Alexa understands commonly-used commands, making the experience intuitive to use – this makes it easy for customers to operate commonly used functions while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
Requests such as ‘Alexa, navigate me home’, ‘Alexa, play my chill-out playlist’ and ‘Alexa show me nearby coffee shops’ can all be done by voice, without touching the infotainment touchscreen. Alexa also enables customers to check the news, the weather and manage their schedule or shopping list, just by asking.
“The seamless integration of Amazon Alexa with our Pivi Pro infotainment system gives customers simple, intuitive voice control of regularly used features, making the driving experience even more enjoyable,” said Alex Heslop, Director of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover. “The fact we can also offer this new feature to existing customers proves the value of our software-over-the-air-updates.”
“Customers around the world interact with Alexa billions of times each week, making life easier, more productive, and more fun,” said Christian Mentz, Head of Alexa Automotive International. “We’re excited to deliver that same delightful, convenient experience to Jaguar and Land Rover customers – and because Alexa is always getting smarter, new features and capabilities will be added over time and delivered to their vehicles automatically.”
Alexa was first revealed on Range Rover and will now be offered across the portfolio of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles featuring the Pivi Pro infotainment system. More than 200,000 existing owners globally of models fitted with Pivi Pro will also be able to benefit from the new technology thanks to software-over-the-air (SOTA) updates. These updates – offered at no cost to customers – showcase how Jaguar Land Rover’s SOTA technology can enable customers to enjoy the latest technological developments without having to visit their retailer.
Setup is easy: Customers can link Alexa to their InControl6 account by scanning a QR code on the Pivi Pro touchscreen and then follow a few simple steps.4
Jaguar and Land Rover Remote Skill for Alexa
Skills are like apps that help you do more with Alexa. Jaguar and Land Rover Alexa customers will also be able to control and check on their vehicle wherever they are using the Jaguar and Land Rover Remote Skill and any Alexa-enabled device. ‘Alexa, ask Jaguar to check my range’, ‘Alexa, ask Jaguar to start the climate’, Alexa, ask Land Rover if my car is fully charged’ or ‘Alexa, ask Land Rover if my doors are locked’ are just some of the features customers can access.