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Alibaba will let you find restaurants and order food with voice in a car

Rita Liao
Alibaba will let you find restaurants and order food with voice in a car

Competition in the Chinese internet has for years been about who controls your mobile apps. On Tuesday, Alibaba announced at the annual Shanghai Auto Show that it's developing apps for connected cars that will let drivers find restaurants, queue up and make reservations at restaurants, order food and eventually complete a plethora of other tasks using voice, motion or touch control. Third-party developers are invited to make their in-car apps, which will run on Alibaba's operating system AliOS.