Amazon Alexa will be available on all new and existing Land Rover vehicles fitted with the advanced Pivi Pro infotainment system. Owners of compatible vehicles will be able to enjoy the benefits of intuitive voice-enabled experiences thanks to a software-over-the-air update.
The seamless integration brings the familiar Alexa experience into the vehicle and provides natural voice interaction with Pivi Pro’s features including navigation, media playback, phone calls, and compatible smart devices.
As part of Jaguar Land Rover’s 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 Jaguar Land Rover’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 that 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. The Alexa voice experience is intuitive to use, making it easy for customers to operate while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
Requests such as ‘Alexa, navigate me to home’, ‘Alexa, play my chill-out playlist’ and ‘Alexa show me nearby coffee shops’ can all be done by voice, without touching Pivi Pro’s touchscreen. Alexa also enables customers to check the news, the weather and manage their schedule or shopping list, just by asking.
Alexa was first revealed on the New Range Rover and will now be offered across the portfolio of Land Rover vehicles equipped with the Pivi Pro infotainment system. More than 165,000 existing owners of Land Rover models fitted with Pivi Pro will also be able to benefit from the new technology thanks to a software-over-the-air (SOTA) update. The update showcases how Land Rover’s SOTA technology can enable customers to enjoy the latest technological developments without having to visit their Retailer.
Set-up is easy: all customers have to do is link Alexa to their InControl6 account by scanning a QR code on the Pivi Pro touchscreen and then follow a few simple steps.
Skills are like apps that help you do more with Alexa. Land Rover Alexa customers in the UK and US will be able to control and check on their vehicle wherever they are using the Land Rover Remote Skill and any Alexa-enabled device. ‘Alexa, ask Land Rover to start the climate’, ‘Alexa, ask Land Rover if my car is fully charged’, ‘Alexa, ask Land Rover to check my range’, or ‘Alexa, ask Land Rover if my doors are locked’ are just some of the features customers can access.
In addition to Pivi Pro, this functionality is also available to customers in these markets with vehicles equipped with the Touch Pro infotainment system.