We know that Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant can do a lot of things for users, like call for an Uber, order a pizza, set reminders, check the traffic situation, read the news, and so on, so it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that soon users will be able to use Alexa to start their Nissan SUV cars as well.
Nissan recently announced this new feature in the form of an Alexa skill that users can check out in the near future. In addition to starting your connected-car, users will be able to lock and unlock their car doors, honk the horn, and flash the lights. This means that when walking towards your car, you can have the doors unlocked and engines turned on before you even get there, which could be useful if your hands are full.
Of course not all of Nissan’s cars will be covered by this skill since it will require them to be connected. However the ones that will be compatible with these new skills include the Altima, 2016-2017.5, Armada, 2018, GT-R, 2017, Maxima, 2016-2017, Murano, 2016-2017.5, Pathfinder, 2017-2018, Rogue, 2016-2017, Rogue Sport, 2017, Sentra, 2016-2017, Titan, 2017, and the Titan XD, 2016-2017.
Nissan is definitely not the first to have Alexa work with its cars as we have seen other carmakers include the digital assistant as well. BMW themselves recently announced that they will be bringing Alexa to more of its BMW and MINI cars in 2018.