Amazon has launched Echo Auto for cars at a price of Rs. 4,999 in India. Basically, this wireless smart speaker can be used with the car’s speaker system and it will provide seamless audio communication and playback inside the car. The device will connect to Alexa on your smartphone to deliver the virtual assistance associated with navigation.
The company has said that the Echo Auto device is now open for pre-orders and will be available for purchase starting 15th January for Rs. 4,999 for Indian consumers. This speaker has been designed specifically by Aamzon for cars with a speech recognition technology that can hear the person over AC, traffic noise, music in the car and has a set of eight microphones that have been developed for the in-car acoustics and similar specifications.
The Echo Auto speaker can be charged through the 12V charging socket that is available in any car these days or via the USB port. This device can be easily connected to the the car stereo system using a 3.55 mm auxiliary cable. If that’s not possible for your, the device can also be connected to the system via bluetooth connection.
Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices India said that they are delighted to offer customers an easy way to add Alexa to the car they already own as many customers in India want to take Alexa wherever they go.
One thing to note here is that Alexa on this device will by default make use of the navigation App and data that is available on your phone. Thus, you need to be sure about that aspect while deciding to purchase it.