CES: Rivian integrating Alexa into forthcoming electric trucks

Fresh off a year of four major investments in the EV automaker, including a $1.3 billion round announced in late December, Rivian started 2020 with a big splash on the connectivity front.

Rivian said Monday it will integrate Amazon Alexa into the connected vehicle systems of the forthcoming R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV, giving drivers the ability to control things like HVAC and windows via Alexa, in addition to standard Alexa capabilities like making calls, playing music and more.