TMB for Amazon Alexa
The new feature for Amazon that allows users to obtain information about the status of the metro network.
What is Alexa?
TMB joins the testing of new artificial intelligence and voice command channels.
Alexa is Amazon's voice-control system that acts as the brains of Echo and other Amazon voice-controlled devices designed completely around the voice.
Alexa is easy to use and functions similarly to mobile apps except that it is controlled by voice. Alexa responds instantaneously to user questions and the more it is used, the more it adapts to speech patterns, vocabulary and preferences.
Alexa's responses to users' questions include playing music, providing news, setting timers and alarms, verifying sports scores, controlling house lights and much more. It also has features that Amazon calls "skills" that allow the consumer to create a more personalized experience, like receiving brief information, ordering food and making a doctor's appointment.
Alexa reports on the metro
Alexa's "flash briefings" skill also provides reports (in Spanish) on the status of the Barcelona metro. Users simply have to ask Alexa for news and the device will include information about the metro service within the daily summary of information.
Alexa provides information about the different statuses of the metro lines:
- When all lines are operating correctly.
- When a line is closed.
- When a line is operating partially.
- When for some reason there is no information about the service.
Depending on the way TMB users receive this new development, TMB plans to introduce new skills to continue improving your travel experience.
More information about Alexa.
Download the skill at Amazon's website (ES).
As a developer, find out more about Alexa at Amazon's website (ES).
Discover all the skills at the Alexa Skills Store