Amazon has released its Alexa Auto software development kit (SDK) on GitHub, making the tools more accessible to developers.
This could allow more automakers to integrate the Alexa digital assistant into their vehicles, delivering features such as weather reports, notifications, media streaming, and third-party skills.
The Alexa Auto SDK is supported on the following platforms:
- Android ARM 32-bit
- Android ARM 64-bit
- Android x86
- QNX aRM 64-bit
Alexa Auto also includes built-in navigation and voice calling, which can be activated by voice commands.
The SDK has a similar skill set to that of Alexa-enabled smart speakers and can be used to control smart home devices.
Vehicle manufacturers including Ford, BMW, Hyundai, Toyota, and Lexus plan to integrate Amazon’s Alexa Auto platform into their vehicles.