With Apple and Google bringing their systems into the car, it didn’t really come as a surprise that Amazon would want in on that action as well. The company has been working to bring Alexa to cars, and now the company has launched what they are calling the Alexa Auto SDK which should help bring Alexa into more cars.

According to Amazon, “The Alexa Auto SDK includes core Alexa functionality, such as speech recognition and synthesis, and other capabilities such as streaming media, controlling smart home devices, notifications, weather reports, and tens-of-thousands of custom skills. Additionally, the SDK provides the hooks required to connect to a wake word engine, local media player, local phone, and local navigation system.”

Like we said, there have been several carmakers who had previously announced their plans to integrate Alexa into their cars, but now that the SDK has been launched, we expect that we will see more developers take advantage of the SDK to create applications and features that can be used in cars in the future as well.

Exactly what that will entail remains to be seen, but now developers who might not have had relationship with Amazon before can now start to develop solutions for the car.

Filed in Transportation. Read more about Alexa and Amazon.

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