Owners of Ford and Lincoln automobiles with hands-free access to Alexa are not required to use typical voice commands if they do not like to. The manufacturer has increased Car Control features, including the ability to give Alexa instructions that mimic their natural speaking style. They may, for example, put in "Alexa, I'm chilly" and then train the voice assistant to reply by asking what action it should take, such as "I can raise the temperature by 5 degrees or switch off the air conditioning." What am I supposed to do?"
Another example of a customized sentence is "Alexa, turn on the air conditioning full blast." The assistant might then inquire what the owner means by "full blast." The assistant's teachable AI technology allows you to train Alexa to respond to customized words. When improved Car Control becomes available, all vehicles with Alexa built-in will access it.
The 2022 F-150, Bronco, Mustang Mach-E, Edge, new Expedition, Nautilus, and newly introduced Navigator are the cars that now have access to the hands-free experience. When the long-awaited 2022 F-150 Lightning arrives, it will also have the capabilities. Last year, Ford revealed hands-free Alexa capabilities for its vehicles, kicking off a six-year relationship with Amazon. As part of that collaboration, it provides its customers with free access to Alexa for up to three years, beginning on the start date of the new vehicle's warranty.
Ford will showcase its improved Car Control and Alexa capabilities at the New York International Auto Show from April 15th through April 24th.