Amazon's Alexa now offering Indiana travel advisories

Posted: 8:06 PM, Feb 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-09 13:19:49Z

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Users of Amazon's personal helper device Alexa can now get Indiana travel advisories.

The Indiana Office of Technology announced Thursday that Alexa users can get county-level travel statuses.

Simply say: "Alexa, ask Indiana for travel advisories." The device will then ask which county the information is needed for. Alexa will report back if there is an advisory, a watch or a warning issued.

State officials say that's not the only Indiana specific information available. You can also say "Ask Indiana" to get contact information for state agencies and employees.

And for all of the latest news, you can ask Alexa for your daily flash briefing from RTV6. Here's how to set it up.

The announcement comes as Indiana officials are trying woo Amazon, which has plans to build a second North American headquarters.

Indianapolis was named one of 20 finalist cities for what Amazon is calling HQ2 .

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