Volvo has started trialling a new Amazon Alexa ‘skill’ designed specifically for fleets.

The trial of the Volvo Fleet Manager skill will see an Amazon Echo Dot delivered to a number of Volvo’s fleet customers. 

The skill can be enabled using a voice command or through the Alexa app, and allows access to a range of fleet management services.

These include requesting information on specific vehicles, booking demonstrators, listening to Volvo news and requesting a meeting with a Volvo regional business sales manager. 

Volvo’s head of business sales Steve Beattie, said: “With the Volvo Fleet Manager skill, we continue to bring our fleet customers innovative solutions which harness the latest technology to make their lives easier.

“This new service allows our clients to use Alexa to get the information they need on the go, in real time, right down to understanding the CO2, BIK and P11D implications of our models.

“Voice-activated services are becoming a staple of many homes, but now its benefits are available to Volvo’s fleet clients, bringing businesses and their fleet managers’ greater convenience and connectivity.”