Genesis Connected Car Services just got extremely attractive with their recent Alexa skill that was just announced. G80 and G90 Genesis owners will soon be able to control their car from their home with a simple voice command to their Amazon Echo device.
“Alex, tell Genesis to start my car at -insert favorite temperature-“
And just like that, your G80 / G90 is on and set to your ideal temperature.
Genesis is the first automaker to integrate Amazon’s Echo and Alexa system, a first that is sure to attract new customers to the new luxury brand, which recently departed from its mothership (Hyundai).
See the first Amazon Echo spot uploaded to GenesisUSA’s YouTube channel below:
Genesis Connected Services links the Alexa service built into Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Tap and Fire TV with the Genesis models to send remote car commands from inside homes and offices. Here are a few of the Alexa skill features included:
- Remote door lock/unlock
- Remote horn/lights
- Remote engine start with climate control
Don’t have an Amazon Echo yet? No problem. Genesis G90 owners will receive a complimentary Amazon.com Gift Card that can be used towards the purchase of an Amazon Echo or whatever else they might want.
“The Amazon Alexa skill for Genesis demonstrates our progressive commitment to technology that is intuitive and customer-focused. It aligns with our belief that time and convenience are the ultimate luxuries,” said Erwin Raphael, general manager of Genesis in the U.S. market. “From remotely locking your car from your living room, to starting your G90 and setting the temperature from your bedroom, the Alexa skill for Genesis offers a new level of ease for owners.”
I can backup Erwin’s quote on Genesis’ commitment to technology. Stay tuned for my first drive review of the G90, where I discuss the drive through beautiful British Columbia, my favorite tech features of the car and more.