New Echo Auto is slimmer and extra responsive

Amazon introduced the second-generation Echo Auto at its September {hardware} occasion in 2022 – and it is now in the stores outdoors the US. That signifies that prospects in Australia, Canada, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Japan can all add the Alexa gadget to their automobile for a extra related driving expertise.

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Amazon Echo Auto (2nd Gen, 2022 launch)

The brand new Echo Auto is rather a lot slimmer than the unique gadget and comes with a brand new adhesive mount so you’ll be able to place it anyplace in your automobile. There are 5 microphones built-in, so it should higher hear your instructions over highway noise, the air conditioner, or music.


Naturally, it makes use of the identical Alexa system as earlier than though that is additionally been tweaked with new in-car options. You will get roadside help utilizing simply your voice, for instance.

Simply say, “Alexa, name roadside help,” and it will contact an Amazon agent to request assist in your behalf – though this function won’t be out there in all areas.

Echo Auto Dash


In fact, you have to a web-based connection in your car for it to work, usually by connecting it to your cellphone by means of the Alexa app. Nonetheless, as soon as related, you should use it to regulate your good dwelling units, play music immediately and all the opposite enjoyable options you usually get on an Alexa gadget. It’s even good sufficient to have the ability to help with navigation, in a position to interface with the likes of Waze to assist get you the place you are going.

The brand new Echo Auto launched initially within the US, with the delay coming to different areas all over the world not unusual for Amazon units. That signifies that it is already been reviewed, with varied reviewers saying that the brand new Echo Auto is smaller and extra handy, however not a lot has modified on the AI aspect of issues. We discovered the primary technology Echo Auto to be just a little temperamental, providing a great vary of companies, nevertheless it misplaced connection just a little too typically, which often meant it was simply higher to make use of a smartphone fairly than Alexa.

The brand new Echo Auto is offered on Amazon now for £59.99 for these within the UK.