Edmunds Launches Skill for Amazon Alexa
Edmunds, provider of a car shopping and information platform, today announced a new Amazon Alexa Skill for voice-enabled access to Edmunds' expert automotive content.
"The freedom to simply ask questions to find relevant information about a vehicle is an invaluable asset, both in the short term when shopping for cars and on an ongoing basis once purchased," said Phil Potloff, Edmunds' chief digital officer, in a statement. "We love how tapping into the power and convenience of natural language with Alexa brings Edmunds content to life for our users and underscores our commitment to innovation that brings increased value for shoppers and owners."
Using Alexa, Amazon's cloud-based voice service, Edmunds' new Alexa Skill provides both high-level overviews and in-depth reviews of specific vehicles, including safety, driving, and powertrain information. Alexa also answers questions about a wide variety of vehicle specifications, including miles per gallon, cargo space, horsepower, basic warranty information, etc.
Going beyond the research phase, the Edmunds Alexa Skill provides the manufacturer's suggested retail price for any vehicle and gives information on local inventory and current lease deals for shoppers ready to buy. Alexa also helps car owners keep track of their current vehicle, including recall information and maintenance schedules. Car owners can ask Alexa what their car is worth and immediately learn the real-time Edmunds True Market Value for their car, or ask when their next oil change is due.
Edmunds' Alexa Skill will work with any Alexa-enabled device, including Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, Amazon Fire TV, and Fire tablets. The English-only skill is free.