Betty C. Morrow

Automotive Alexa to Star at Amazon Event

Connected car fanatics are eagerly awaiting Amazon’s annual fall hardware event on Tuesday (Sept. 28), in hopes that whatever cards the platform giant is holding close to its vest include meaningful enhancements to the in-dash experiences that Alexa enables for drivers.

Famously tight-lipped about the annual event, Amazon announced the date last week, instantly triggering mass conjecture in the media on a redesigned Amazon Echo, tweaks to the Amazon Echo Dot, the Amazon Luna gaming platform and more. 

Alexa made automotive headlines on Sept. 22 with news that General Motors (GM) and Amazon are introducing the OnStar Guardian skill for Amazon in-home smart devices, “giving users a voice-enabled connection to emergency-certified OnStar Advisors through Alexa-enabled technology at home.” But the real action for gearheads is happening on the road. 

In May, Amazon’s partnership with Ford Motors took a sharp turn into embedded voice country, issuing the first-ever software update to

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4th generation takes over South Carolina car dealership

The Fairey family name and cars are synonymous.

Fairey Chevrolet Cadillac had its beginning near the birth of the American automotive industry and now, almost 100 years later, the Orangeburg dealership is embarking on the next step in a historic journey.

Joseph K. Fairey III has retired and stepped down as the dealer operator, handing the reins to his son, Joseph K. Fairey IV. The change will bring the fourth generation of the Fairey family into the automotive dealership business.

“I am so thankful to my family for the opportunity to lead this great business and will stay loyal to our core values while serving our past, present and future customers,” 35-year-old Fairey IV said. “There are certainly challenges and changes ahead in our industry.”

“So many years of blood, sweat and tears have been poured into our store to get us to this point,” Fairey IV said.

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UK electric car market in top speed as sales jump 186 per cent during pandemic



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Electric car sales in the UK have jumped by 186 per cent to 108,000 in 2020, up from just 38,000 in 2019, according to a new study, shared exclusively with City A.M. this morning.

This growth is six times higher than the average sales growth of electric cars globally at 31 per cent in 2020, putting the UK in fourth place out of 26 countries in the study by accountancy firm UHY.

Worldwide growth in sales of electric cars has outpaced global car sales – including petrol and diesel – which fell by approximately 15 per cent to 64m in 2020, down from 75m in 2019.

Less than a fifth (19 per cent) of countries in UHY’s study saw sales of electric cars fall during the first year of lockdown, including Japan which fell 31 per cent and Canada, down 20 per cent in 2020.

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