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Amazon Alexa comes on board the New Fiat 500

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Amazon continue to strengthen their strategic partnership by integrating the voice experience with Alexa into the New Fiat 500, complemented by the new MyFiat skill for connected cars. With this integration, occupants can ask Alexa to play music, listen to the news, check the weather, control home devices, access tens of thousands of Alexa skills, and more. The integration, proposed as part of the Uconnect ™ services offered by FCA, is the first available to customers in Italy; during 2021, the implementation of the new models will also concern Austria, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.

The launch of Alexa in the New Fiat 500 is the new step in the global collaboration between FCA and Amazon. FCA customers were initially familiar with Alexa’s custom skills for the FCA connected car, including MyJeep and MyAlfa, which allow customers with home-enabled devices to easily ask Alexa to check the battery level in the car, to lock / unlock doors and more. The integration of Alexa into the Uconnect suite of services deepens the experience by bringing Alexa directly into the vehicle to offer customers an unforgettable experience.

The integration of the Alexa voice experience is part of FCA’s broader investment, intent on developing services for the connected car of today and tomorrow. With Alexa in the vehicle, customers can enjoy a seamless, personalized voice experience across all of their devices, whether at home or on the go.

Luca Napolitano, Head of the EMEA region for the Fiat, Lancia and Abarth brands, commented: “The New 500 is the first FCA car born” 100% electric “; in addition to being a true icon since 1957, the third generation of the The Fiat 500 also wants to establish itself as a benchmark for the technology of the next decade, combining a unique style in terms of cutting-edge connectivity. In addition to being simple and intuitive, the New 500 also gives us the icing on the cake: the “virtual” assistant. on board that responds to commands inside the car. Just say “Hey Fiat” and allows you to communicate in real time with home automation systems, listen to music and more; in this way, you can always stay connected and drive in maximum safety .Collaborating with Amazon and bringing Alexa on board was the most natural choice for Fiat.

Ned Curic, Vice President of Amazon Alexa Automotive, commented: “The New Fiat 500 is the perfect solution, able to offer the cutting-edge in-cabin technologies that motorists expect, without losing its unmistakable city car nature. iconic. FCA customers already love to use Alexa at home; now they can take it anywhere, making navigation easier than ever, staying connected, without giving up on moments of leisure, but always staying focused on the road ahead. ”

How does the Alexa service on board work?

Alexa is the intelligent voice service, cloud-based and with simple voice commands, with which you can talk inside the connected New Fiat 500. Try asking her to play music, listen to the news, check the weather, check devices in the house, and more. Alexa is getting smarter, with new capabilities and functions constantly available to customers.

How do the MyFiat connected car skills work?

You can use the MyFiat connected car skills from your Alexa device from the comfort of your home, as well as the Uconnect suite of services, to remotely control the New Fiat 500. Just ask Alexa and you can lock / unlock the doors, find out the remaining charge battery, send your destinations to the vehicle, search for points of interest and more.

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