INFINITI drivers in the U.S. can now control vehicle features such as unlocking, locking, remote-start and more using newly integrated Amazon Alexa Skills designed to interact with their vehicles, the company announced Tuesday.
INFINITI said it has expanded already-available features within INFINITI InTouch Services and INFINITI Connection to integrate the new Amazon Alexa Skills now available.
"We are pleased to offer this new technology in conjunction with Amazon Alexa to INFINITI owners, who have come to expect exciting innovations and conveniences from our brand," INFINITI Americas vice president Randy Parker said in a news release.
"We are not only about bringing premium features to luxury vehicles, but we are also looking to the advancements that will take our cars, and the transportation space, into the future."
Via the Alexa Skills Store, INFINITI owners with INFINITI InTouch Services or Infiniti Connection equipped with their vehicle can access the new skills that enable voice commands.
The Alexa integration requires owners to have active subscriptions to INFINITI InTouch Services or INFINITI Connection.
Photo courtesy of INFINITI.
Once set up, owners can ask Alexa to remote lock/unlock, honk the horn, flash the lights and start or stop the engine depending on the model.
For other commands such as remote start, a 4-digit pin is also required for added security.
The following is a list of the current INFINITI models the Amazon Alexa Skills are now available on:
INFINITI InTouch Services:
• 2018: Q50, Q50 Hybrid, Q60, QX60, Q70, QX80
• 2017: Q50, Q50 Hybrid, Q60, QX60
• 2016: Q50, Q50 Hybrid
• 2017: Q70, QX80
• 2016: Q70, Q70 Hybrid, QX60, QX60 Hybrid, QX80
• 2015: Q50, Q50 Hybrid, Q70, Q70 Hybrid, QX60, QX60 Hybrid, QX80
• 2014: Q50, Q70, QX60, QX80
• 2013: M37, M56, JX35, QX56
INFINITI said it plans to expand the voice control technology to additional models in the future.