Spotify has started testing the first hardware ‘Car Thing” device in the US with a small group of premium users. The Car Thing can be placed horizontally or vertically on the car’s dashboard and has been designed to be a voice-controlled smart assistant device for cars featuring songs and podcasts that can stream on Spotify. The Bluetooth enabled device can be connected to a 12V power outlet. The firm will also conduct tests for “Voice Thing” and “Home Thing.