Alexa to Provide Recall Information

The Vehicle Recalls skill gives Alexa owners access to recall information. (Photo: amazon.ca)

Six-month pilot project will see the Government of Canada employ voice assistance technology to provide recall data.

Marc Garneau, Canada’s Minister of Transport, recently announced the debut of “Vehicle Recalls Canada,” a new Alexa service that will provide Canadians with vehicle recall information. 

Once enabled, the service activates with the phrase, “Alexa, open vehicle recalls.” Alexa will then ask a few questions about the vehicle make and model, and will provide all recalls for it.

“The Government of Canada is committed to improving service delivery for Canadians and providing information in new, innovative ways,” Garneau said. “Vehicle recall information is important and Canadians need to have vehicle safety defects corrected in a timely manner. The easier we make it for Canadians to obtain this information, the better. I would like to thank Amazon and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat for collaborating with Transport Canada to make this service a possibility.”

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