Amazon Alexa makes a big push into cars with a pair of new navigation partnerships

Amazon has announced a couple of big car navigation related partnerships for Alexa at CES 2019. The first is a partnership with Telenav, a connected car navigation platform. The second is a partnership with HERE Technologies, who’s navigation systems are in over 100 million cars. In both cases, Alexa will now be integrated into each companies future products. While this doesn’t directly affect consumers today, it means that Alexa will be found on many more car navigation systems in the near future as a baked-in component from the start. In the case of the HERE partnership, it also means Alexa will have access to much more mapping data, which will improve Alexa’s direction related queries outside of the car as well.

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3 comments
  1. Red says:

    Longtime user of Here (now Here We Go) app, usually on an old spare phone. Hoping this doesn’t degrade it.

    • Reflex says:

      I already use HERE with my Garmin Speak on my phone (I have a de-googled Android phone). It works really well in conjunction with Alexa, I can’t see this doing anything but improving it.

  2. AR says:

    i am still waiting for my echo auto invite …

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