Ford brings voice control of Amazon's Echo into their cars

Ford and Amazon team up to offer consumers the ability to access their car from home, and call up other features from their vehicle via Alexa – Amazon’s cloud-based voice service.

This industry-first in-car Alexa capability through Ford SYNC® 3 AppLink™ enables users to listen to audiobooks inside the vehicle, search and transfer local destinations to navigation, request news, play music, add items to Amazon shopping lists and more

Access to Alexa in the car provides ability to command internet-enabled functions such as lighting, security systems, garage doors and other Alexa enabled smart home devices. Available home-to-car features allow electric vehicle owners to start and stop their engine, lock and unlock doors, and monitor vehicle readings, including fuel level and battery range.