The Problem Statement
Ever wish you could ask your TV to find the remote for you? Imagine requesting your fridge to do a quick shelf-check, so you know just what items to order, all from the comfort of your couch!
Such everyday nifty applications of IoT technology promise to radically alter our lived reality. At Agrahyah, we helped bring one such futuristic application of IoT to life with the Honda Connected Car Experience, which allows car owners to control their automobiles just by speaking to their Voice Assistant powered by Alexa or Google Assistant.
Honda Connect is a mobile app for car owners to get telematics from their Honda cars. However, in a fast-evolving market where consumers are rapidly adopting newer ways of getting things done, a mobile app alone won't cut it.
Voice assistant adoption was growing in India exponentially, and Honda had to act first & act fast. In keeping with brand perception, Honda wanted to take the lead in developing a never-before feature and offer Voice Controlled functionality – seamlessly embedded into the driving experience.
The Agrahyah Response
To this end, Agrahyah’s team consulted with the Honda Car Division, and over multiple meetings with the embedded technology team we conceptualized an exhaustive list of features to make life easier for car buyers who wished to control their cars from the comfort of their homes - and build a revolutionary Home to Car (H2V) experience.
What Did We Do
- Outline the cloud and connectivity architecture
- Conceptualize and validate features that are relevant and useful to car owners
- Design and development of voice apps for both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa
- Exhaustive testing for safety and certification