In-Vehicle Amazon Alexa Voice Service

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is supporting Faurecia and Parrot Automotive to integrate Amazon Alexa voice technology within the cockpit and entertainment system of connected vehicles.

“Faurecia and Parrot are demonstrating how they continue to innovate, showing how business models and revenue streams can be unlocked by smart, connected products and services, enabled by new ecosystems.”
Created as a technology demonstrator for CES 2018, the system integrates two Alexa agents directly within Parrot’s latest NIS 8300 automotive entertainment system. Audio beamforming technology is used to separately identify the vehicle’s driver and passenger to route voice commands to the appropriate Alexa service. The Alexa services are integrated with the user’s home and personal technologies, and use Parrot “skills” to control elements of the Faurecia cockpit through voice control. This includes adjusting seat positions, launching a seat massage, changing climate settings or uploading video and music playlists. The agent can convert a range of local environmental information into services such as providing details of surrounding point of interests or weather warnings. The integration with home and personal technologies allows the passengers or driver to check and update ‘to-do’ and shopping lists while in the vehicle, or prepare the vehicle by setting climate control levels from the home. Working from Faurecia’s concept, based on different scenarios, Accenture was able to integrate the technologies required to build the pilot. Accenture supported Faurecia and Parrot Automotive in the design, build and run of the on-board Amazon Alexa and for the cloud services connecting the cockpit to Amazon Alexa. Accenture also helped design the personalized user experience, focusing on enabling a seamless approach across various locations including home, car and office, as well as helping to enable an experience where each passenger can use its own voice service. Source / More: CES 2018,Exhibitor-Press-Releases oilandgasOil and Gas News Undiluted !!! “The squeaky wheel gets the oil” Follow us: @OilAndGasPress on Twitter | OilAndGasPress on Facebook ]]>