New Entry in North American Car Wars to Make Alexa Standard Equipment

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  • VF 8 and VF 9 to offer seamless integration with Alexa for hands-free access to music, news, navigation, traffic updates, smart home control and over 130,000 Alexa skills
  • Customers can also use voice control to activate vehicle functions, including interior lighting, heated seats and cabin temperature.
  • New Vinfast EVs with Alexa Built-In start from $40,700 and will soon be manufactured at the company’s $2 billion EV factory in North Carolina

NEW YORK, April 14, 2022 — VinFast, a global manufacturer of electric vehicles, today announced plans to integrate the Amazon Alexa voice experience into its vehicles starting in 2022. The collaboration with Amazon, announced at the International Motor Show New York Auto Show 2022 (NYIAS 2022), will integrate Alexa services into the all-electric VF 8 and VF 9 SUVs, making every drive more productive, convenient and entertaining.

The Alexa in-vehicle experience is designed to be an extension of the Alexa experience at home, including much of what customers already know and love about Alexa, as well as in-vehicle specific features. automotive, including car control, navigation, and other skills designed for on-the-go circumstances, such as finding parking. By simply asking Alexa, Vinfast customers can control vehicle functions including interior lights, heated seats, cabin temperature, music playback, audiobook listening, voice prompts, and more. driving directions, checking traffic, managing their smart home devices, and more, all while keeping their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road. Over time, new features and capabilities will be delivered seamlessly through over-the-air software updates.

Driven by a “Customer-First” philosophy, VinFast is constantly innovating to meet the needs of its owners. The company’s electric vehicles are not only sustainable transportation vehicles, but also a companion that can help drivers work, shop, connect and take care of their homes while helping them drive safely . All of the vehicles’ smart features are designed to be intuitive so users can enjoy an exciting, technological ride.

Franck Euvrard, Deputy General Manager – Product Development of VinFast, shared: “VinFast sees technology as a key part of our vehicle development process. Our goal is to connect intelligence globally and collaborate with leading partners to provide customers with the best products and services. Amazon’s Alexa will be a wonderful addition to our smart features and services. Alexa will provide a seamless, intuitive and enhanced in-vehicle voice experience for Vinfast customers.

Christian Mentz, Director of Amazon Smart Vehicles International, said, “We are impressed with VinFast’s speed and bold vision to be a leader in the global smart electric vehicle revolution. We can’t wait for VinFast customers to experience the best that Alexa and voice AI can offer, both on the go and at home, making it easier and more intuitive to stay connected, organized and entertained. , wherever they are.”

The VF 8 and VF 9 models will be on display at NYIAS 2022 to be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. At the event, attendees can also experience several key features of the smart service in person. Features are designed for a more comfortable, efficient and exciting user experience. VinFast will also offer public rides inside the Javits Center for the first time in North America.

VinFast recently announced that it will establish its first North American factory in Chatham County, North Carolina, and that the VF 8 and VF 9 will be the first two models manufactured at the factory. Launching later in 2022, VinFast is investing $2 billion in the first phase and will generate thousands of new jobs.

The initial price of the VF 8 in the United States starts at 40,700 USD while the VF 9 will initially be priced at 55,500 USD.

VinFast is exhibiting at Booth #610 at the 2022 New York International Auto Show. The exhibit will be open to the public April 15-24 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Level 3. The VF 8 ride along program will be held at the EV Test Track on Level 1, also at the Jacob K. Javits Center.

About Vingroup

Established in 1993, Vingroup is one of the region’s leading private conglomerates, with a total capitalization of US$35 billion from three publicly traded companies (as of November 4, 2021). Vingroup currently focuses on three main areas: technology and industry, services and social enterprise. Learn more at: https://www.vingroup.net/en.

About VinFast

VinFast – a member of Vingroup – envisioned to lead the movement of the smart electric vehicle global revolution. Founded in 2017, VinFast has a state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing complex with world-leading scalability and up to 90% automation in Hai Phong, Vietnam.

Strongly committed to the mission of a sustainable future for all, VinFast is constantly innovating to deliver high-quality products, advanced smart services, seamless customer experiences, and pricing strategy for all to inspire global customers to co-create a future of smart and sustainable mobility. planet. Learn more at: https://vinfastauto.com.

SOURCE VinFast Automotive

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