General Motors recently announced that Amazon’s personal digital assistant Alexa, will become a fixture in new GM vehicles. Alexa will be added to 2018 and newer vehicles from Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC and Buick with an over-the-air software update.
"GM's updatable app framework and vehicle connectivity [let] us provide customers with new technologies that enhance the ownership experience, even to customers with vehicles that are already on the road," Santiago Chamorro, GM vice president for Global Connected Services, said in a statement. "Bringing the Alexa experience to our vehicles is an example of how we are listening to our customers' feedback, and offering them the voice technology of their choice."
The decision to add Alexa comes after the announcement earlier this month that GM would be brining Google Assistant its cars by 2021. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are already standard across most of the vehicles in GM's stable.