Ford and Lincoln car owners have hands-free access to Alexa no need to use standard voice commands if they don’t want to. The automaker has implemented Advanced Car Controls capability and with it comes the option to teach Alexa commands that reflect their natural way of speaking. For example, they could program with “Alexa, I’m cold,” and then instruct the voice assistant to respond by asking what action it should take, such as “Can I raise the temperature by 5 degrees?” or turn off the air conditioner.. What should I do?”
Another example of a personalized phrase would be: “Alexa, set AC to full blast.” The assistant can then ask the owner what they mean by “full blast.” Training Alexa to respond with personalized phrases is possible thanks to the assistant’s teachable AI technology. All vehicles with Alexa built-in will have access to Advanced Vehicle Controls as it becomes available to them.
Currently, models with hands-free experience are 2022 F-150, Bronco, Mustang Mach-E, Edgethe new one Explore, Lincoln Nautilus and amendments 2022 Lincoln Navigator. The year 2022 is long awaited F-150 Lightning will also come with capabilities when it launches. Ford launched the hands-free Alexa feature for its vehicles last year, marking the beginning of a six-year partnership with Amazon. As part of that partnership, it offers its customers free access to Alexa for up to three years starting on new car Warranty start date.