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I’ll tell you right up front: I have an Amazon Echo device at home. It sits up against the wall in my kitchen. We shout commands at it and it happily screws up those commands. And now that automakers are saying that they will adopt Alexa into their cars, I’m rather alarmed. Following on the heels of BMW’s…
The Amazon Echo is like a fancy Siri for your home, answering to “Alexa” and fulfilling your commands. Soon, Alexa will be in Volkswagens, too—assisting owners and giving updates on the status of the car from wherever. So, does that mean it’ll tell you if your car is cheating emissions regulations?