Maybe you are accustomed to asking Alexa for the weather, or to play music, or add items to your shopping list. Soon you will be able to do so while driving with the help of a new Alexa car radio from BOSS Audio.
The Model LXA5 will be on display during CES. It integrates Amazon’s voice service via a WiFi connection through your smartphone or a portable hotspot.
The radio will display an Alexa icon and it comes with an external microphone so you can talk the radio as you would an Echo speaker.
Users then get similar functionality in their cars as they would in their homes.
BOSS Audio VP of Sales Doug Kern said, “Our customers will be able to access the tens of thousands of available Alexa’s voice skills. They will be able to control their Alexa-enabled smart home products while driving…” So drivers can adjust the heat at home by saying, “Alexa, turn the heat on at 72 degrees,” prior to arriving home. Or they can say, “Alexa, open the garage door.” They will be able to ask questions like “Alexa tell me a joke,” “Alexa, what’s the news?” or “Alexa, play rock music.”
The new LXA5 is a Double Din radio with 6.2-inch touchscreen, AM/FM/CD/DVD, and Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming.
BOSS will display the LXA5 at the Verona Sky Villa Suite at the Westgate hotel Tuesday January 9th – Thursday January 11th.
Retail plans and pricing will be announced.