General Motors and Amazon are partnering to introduce the OnStar Guardian skill for Amazon Alexa.
The new feature will provide a voice-enabled connection to emergency-certified OnStar advisors at home through compatible Alexa-enabled devices.
The OnStar Guardian skill for Amazon Alexa is part of the OnStar Guardian platform, which aims to help keep people safe no matter where they are located.
When the OnStar Guardian skill for Amazon Alexa is enabled on compatible, in-home Alexa devices, household members can reach OnStar Emergency-Certified Advisors by saying “Alexa, call for help” during crisis situations such as house fires, medical emergencies or break-ins.
The expansion is part of GM’s commitment to its growth strategy and innovating its software0enabled services, says Pam Fletcher, vice president, GM Global Innovation.
“This is another great example of how we’re expanding the safety and security of OnStar beyond the vehicle to help more people,” Fletcher says in a release.
The OnStar Guardian skill for Amazon Alexa will initially be available to select OnStar members, with the intent to roll out the service, beginning in 2022, to anyone in the United States with a compatible, in-home Alexa-enabled device such as an Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Show.
Initial OnStar members will receive more details about how to sign up for the OnStar Guardian skill for Amazon Alexa via email.