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GM, Amazon to Introduce OnStar Guardian Skill for Amazon Alexa

By Michael Dabaie

 

General Motors Co. and Amazon.com Inc. said they plan to introduce the OnStar Guardian skill for Amazon Alexa, a new feature that will provide a voice-enabled connection to emergency-certified OnStar advisors at home through compatible Alexa-enabled devices.

When the OnStar Guardian skill for Amazon Alexa is enabled, household members can reach OnStar advisors by saying, "Alexa, call for help," during crisis situations, such as house fires, medical emergencies, break-ins and more, the companies said.

The OnStar Guardian skill for Alexa will initially be available to select OnStar members, with plans to broadly roll out the service.

 

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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

September 22, 2021 10:41 ET (14:41 GMT)

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