BMW recently announced a partnership with Amazon to bring Alexa to their future vehicle and now a device has been announced to add Alexa to existing vehicles, the Garmin Speak.
The Garmin Speak is a new Amazon Alexa enabled device that is designed to be fitted to your car, you will be able to ask Alexa various questions and also use the device for turn by turn GPS navigation.
The Speak comes with a 1.5 inch display that will show you directions and the device is designed to connect to your vehicles windscreen.
“We are excited to be the first to offer Garmin GPS navigation and Amazon Alexa’s intuitive voice service in the new Garmin Speak,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “The interaction between the two technologies offers drivers a truly unique opportunity to turn their words into actions while keeping both hands on the wheel.”
“Our vision is that the Alexa service will be everywhere our customers want it, including inside the car,” said Ned Curic, vice president of automotive at Amazon Alexa. “Alexa on the Garmin Speak can help customers with many things, like controlling their smart home from the road, getting news or traffic, listening to Audiobooks, adding items to a shopping list, and ordering dinner with just their voice.”
The Garmin Speak will cost $149.99 when it launches in the US and you can now order the device from both Amazon and Best Buy. You can find out more details about this new Alexa enabled car gadget at the link below.