Bring Alexa on the road with these smart car accessories

When you have two hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road, it makes sense to use a voice assistant. Here are the latest smart car accessories that work seamlessly with the queen of assistants: Alexa.

Bring Alexa on the road with these smart car accessories
Alexa in the Car / Image Credits: Motofire
  • Can you use Alexa in your car? Yes! In fact, you can ask her questions anywhere you have a decent Wi-Fi or data connection.
  • What Alexa skills can you use while driving? You can ask Alexa to put your favorite playlist on the stereo, check the traffic, and control smart devices at home.
  • Is it safe to use Alexa while driving? Yes. You can keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel — just like making a handsfree call.

According to the latest research, more than 120 million U.S. homes now have a smart speaker. But smart assistants can be useful outside your home, as well. If you would like to take Alexa on the road, these smart car accessories should be right up your street.

Anker Roav Viva Alexa Car Button

Taking your smart speaker on the road is difficult. The Roav Viva performs the same role in your car at the touch of a button, with the addition of two USB charging ports.

Price: $22.43 USD


Muse Alexa Voice Car Assistant

If you’re just looking for a simple way to access Alexa, Muse Auto can help. This small device lets you access 30,000 skills with your voice, including functions on your car.

Price: $48.32 USD


 

Garmin Speak Plus Alexa Dashboard Camera

Another great option for recording the road, the Garmin Speak Plus combines Alexa with Garmin navigation. For the driver, the camera offers collision detection and lane departure warnings.

Price: $179.99 USD

iOttie Easy One Touch Car Mount

On the surface, iOttie is a clever mount and wireless charger that lets you attach your phone on contact. But the latest version also has Alexa built in, meaning you can use voice commands on the road.

Price: $69.95 USD

Nextbase 422GW Alexa-Enabled Dash Cam

This impressive dash cam from Nextbase lets you record the road and ask Alexa for directions at the same time. Furthermore, the 422GW can react to emergencies and alert paramedics automatically.

Price: $209.99 USD


Garmin DriveSmart Sat Nav with Amazon Alexa

When you need to find your way, this innovative sat nav will make the journey easy. The DriveSmart has a huge 6.95-inch edge-to-edge display, with live traffic, hands-free calling and Alexa built in.

Price: $249.99 USD

Bouncie Smart Car Tracking Device

When you install Bouncie under the hood, you can get live updates whenever your car accelerates, brakes and leaves a certain area. It’s a great way to keep track of your vehicle and take care of your family.

Price: $67 USD


Amazon Echo Auto Alexa Car Accessory

It’s invite-only at the moment, but Echo Auto could transform motoring. The device lets you make calls, create to-do lists, add calendar entries, control your playlist and more, while you drive along.

Price: $24.99 USD, invite-only


Smart car accessories

Whether you’re a daily commuter or planning a road trip, these smart car accessories should make your journeys smoother.

What is your favorite car gadget? Tell us in the comments!

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Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.

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