Mladá Boleslav, 12 September 2018 – ŠKODA drivers can soon also interact with their car
in French via the Amazon Alexa Voice Service and ŠKODA Connect. ŠKODA AUTO will
introduce the third language, which follows German and English, to coincide with the
2018 Paris Motor Show in October. Furthermore, the ŠKODA Connect Alexa skill will then
be available in German and English worldwide.
Following a successful pilot phase in Germany and the United Kingdom, ŠKODA owners all over the
world will soon be able to use the new service in English and German. These will now be followed by
a third language – French. To this end, ŠKODA AUTO is resolutely pursuing its plan to make
customers’ everyday use and handling of their car easier by using the latest technologies and
With the ŠKODA Connect Alexa skill, ŠKODA is offering its customers an even more convenient way
to communicate with their own car. This can be done with ease from home using an Amazon Echo
speaker or on the go via the Alexa smartphone app.
The voice service market is rapidly growing and, with Alexa, Amazon is one of the first providers and
drivers of innovation for this area of technology. For this new way of interacting, ŠKODA AUTO relies
on the already popular voice service that can be paired with a car. Alexa is activated by addressing her
with a simple question, to which she then responds with information about the ŠKODA owner’s car.
Questions Alexa can already answer include the current mileage, the fuel level, whether the doors and
windows are closed, whether the car is locked and even where it is parked. In addition, Alexa can
communicate the average fuel consumption and average speed, and share the distance recorded in
Vehicle data can be accessed in all ŠKODA models which are equipped with ŠKODA Connect and
have a mobile Internet connection via a SIM card. To use Alexa, customers require an Amazon
account, through which the ŠKODA Connect Alexa skill is activated. The vehicle owner then needs to
link this skill to their ŠKODA Connect user account.