Alexa rolls for Jaguar and Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has just announced the support forAmazon Alexa on all its vehicles equipped with the Pivi Pro infotainment system. A remote update which allows you to use the voice assistant without smartphone as simply as with a device Amazon Echo.

Alexa drives in Jaguar, Land Rover and Range Rover

The owners of Jaguar, Land Rover or Range Rover will be delighted to learn that they will soon be able to take advantage ofAlexa in their car without even needing their phone. The automaker has just announced the start of a OTA update for all its vehicles equipped with the Pivi Pro infotainment system, i.e. more than 200 cars in the world.

“The seamless integration ofAmazon Alexa with our Pivi Pro infotainment system gives customers simple and intuitive voice control of regularly used features, making the driving experience even more enjoyable. The fact that we can also offer this new feature to existing customers proves the value of our over-the-air software updates.” says Alex Hislop, Jaguar Land Rover Electrical Engineering Manager,

The support will be complete, the infotainment system transforming into a real loudspeaker Amazon Echo able to receive all voice commands Alexa. Owners of these luxury vehicles will be able to check the weather forecast and their agenda, listen to music or read an Audible book, and even control their home automation without taking your eyes off the road. With simple sentences such as « Alexa, take me home” ou « Alexa, what are the nearest restaurants », drivers will only have to let themselves be guided by their voice assistant.

Finally, it will also be possible to interact with the vehicle and give information about the remaining autonomy, the air conditioning or the locking of the doors from any compatible device or television. Alexa. The JLR group specifies that all its future models will be connected to the ecosystem ofAmazon in the future.

Fascinated by Alexa since the day I received it in beta test, I gradually became passionate about the subject, before deciding to go further by creating a site with Jean-Christophe. An activity that allows me to quench my thirst for new technologies and share my discoveries about the nicest of communities: Les Alexiens.