The new Alexa-Skill from Eberspacher enables a vehicle to be pre-heated, remotely, by a voice command using Amazon Alexa.
This will work on a variety of vehicles if fitted (or retro-fitted) with an Eberspächer parking heater plus its EasyStart Web control element and loudspeakers, which are Alexa-capable, or the Amazon Alexa App.
For example, on a cold winter’s morning, to have the windows de-iced and the interior of the vehicle already warm before getting in it, simply say: “Alexa, open the pre-heater and turn on the heater.” It is also possible to ask Alexa what the vehicle’s interior temperature is. This avoids having to scrape ice off a windscreen and side windows, and having to wait for the windows to clear enough for safe driving.
Eberspächer is the first supplier with a voice command for Amazon Alexa. The Eberspächer’s EasyStart Web has already pioneered new ways of communicating. It is possible to operate the EasyStart Web with all devices that have a browser, including popular smartwatches.
Alexa reliably executes all the important functions. for example, say:
“Alexa, open parking heater. Please start my heater.”
Alexa will answer:
“The switch-on command to your parking heater was successfully sent.”
The parking heater can ve operated via voice command, via smartwatch, smartphone and with all other devices that have a browser, from around the world.