- Engadget, Friday, November 18, 2016 9:42 AM
It's no fun starting your commute by going at your car with an ice scraper on a frosty morning. If you own a 2016 Hyundai, you won't have to -- at least if you have an Amazon Echo at home.
The car-maker has baked Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant into its Blue Link connected car app. This means you can start your car, and set the temperature (among other things) from the warm
embrace of your comforter using just your voice starting today. Hyundai isn't the first to think about connecting its cars to Amazon's smarthome kit. Back at CES in
Ford announced it'd be integrating Alexa with its SYNC platform. That still hasn't come to pass, though. Hyundai still isn't technically the first, with its own luxury
Marque -- Genesis -- adding the same functionality back in August. At least now, those of us without the budget
for a G80, or G90 can get in on the action.
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