Amazon introduces ‘Auto Mode’ for Alexa’s in-vehicle voice experience

Amazon has introduced a new feature for Alexa called ‘Auto Mode’, an addition to the voice assistant’s in-vehicle experience.

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“Auto Mode in the Alexa app lets you see and do more with your Echo Auto and supported Alexa auto accessories by turning your phone into a smart, driver-friendly display that enhances Alexa’s in-vehicle voice experience,” Amazon said in an official release.

The mode comes with easy-to-read visuals and large touch targets as part of the in-vehicle experience. The Auto Mode has four screens — Home, Navigate, Communicate and Play.

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The Home Screen provides one-touch access to a user’s frequent actions. It includes shortcuts for the tasks that a user performs on Alexa frequently such as navigating to saved locations, placing calls to contacts and Alexa devices, and playing recent media.

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Alexa’s Auto Mode turns your phone into a ‘driver-friendly’ display

Amazon wants to make it safer and easier to use your phone while you’re in the car. Today, it’s introducing Auto Mode in the Alexa App. The feature turns your phone into a “driver-friendly” display with large touch targets and easy-to-read visuals. 

Auto Mode keeps things simple with four screens: Home, Navigation, Communicate and Play. The home screen includes shortcuts to pause or play your media source, navigate to home or work and make a call. 

The Navigation screen lets you create shortcuts for favorite locations, or if you ask Alexa to find someplace new, Auto Mode will display a simplified results list with only the most relevant info. The Communicate screen will make it easier to place calls or send an announcement to Alexa devices, and the Play screen will give you simple controls over your music or podcasts.

Amazon Alexa Auto Mode
Amazon Alexa Auto Mode

Auto Mode is rolling out on

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