The most useful place for a voice-activated digital assistant isn’t your office, kitchen, or living room. It’s in your car, where your hands and eyes should be pre-occupied with driving. So Garmin put Amazon’s Alexa in a new bare-bones navigation device that will ensure you’ll never get lost, and never get lonely, on a long drive. Last month, BMW announced that it would be one of the first automakers to incorporate Amazon’s digital assistant into its vehicles, some time in 2018. But the cheapest BMW will cost you $30,000, while Garmin’s new Speak is $150, and it can be installed in the vehicle you already own, or any vehicle that has a windshield and power access. Advertisement You can already sort of access Amazon’s Alexa from your car, either by using its iOS or Android app, or by mounting one of Amazon’s smaller Echo speakers to your dashboard and turning your smartphone into a wi-fi hotspot. Those aren’t very good options, and the compact Garmin Speak, which looks like a palm-sized miniature version of the Amazon Echo, makes it much easier to bring Alexa along for a drive, with the added benefit of Garmin’s highly-regarded navigation capabilities. Installing the Garmin… Read full this story
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