Sunday, 21 January, 2018

Toyota and Lexus vehicles will add Amazon Alexa this year

201-lg-cto-2018-ces-interview LG Chief Technology Officer Il-pyung Park speaks to CNET in his first interview since getting the job. Sarah Tew CNET
Frank Williams | 12 January, 2018, 18:29

Over the four-day event, nine sessions will focus just on Alexa, covering topics ranging from basic use-how to build a smart home with Alexa, the art of talking to Alexa, etc. -to wild thoughts, like integrating Alexa voice into other products and how to help improve Alexa's memory.

LG is not entirely straightforward about the technical specifications of the WK9 either, merely listing on the Korean company's official United States website support for proprietary ThinQ Artificial Intelligence capabilities, "premium class sound" tuned by Meridian Audio, the 8-inch size of the product's touch screen display, and both built-in Google Assistant and Chromecast functionality.

The market is still growing fast, with smart speakers among the top-selling devices at Amazon. Amazon's Echo line controlled about 73 percent of that market, while Google Home, which debuted in late 2016, controlled the remaining 27 percent.

Also new this year: some serious competition.

Current owners of any products in the Klipsch Stream series will require a free firmware update through the Klipsch Stream app to enable functionality of Alexa voice control.

"Voice services are rapidly becoming more popular and through our integration with Amazon Alexa, Toyota and Lexus customers will soon be able to easily speak to Alexa in their cars while on-the-go", Toyota chief information officer Zack Hicks said in a statement.

GM just introduced a self-driving vehicle without a steering wheel
For the past several years, automakers and tech companies have been testing self-driving cars on the roads of California. GM sees the announcement Friday as a significant step toward the widespread adoption of self-driving vehicle technology.

So, Google Assistant will be better with the time.

Google is anxious that Alexa could threaten Google Assistant in overall market share.

A report in Bloomberg suggests that Google may launch a re-vamped online store in February, with devices featuring Google Assistant front and center. Google is the closest direct competitor, and no other company is even in the game.

One of the more eagerly covered gadgets of CES this year is a set of $1,000 (£740) smart glasses made by Vuzix.

Apple and Google have big leads, since their rival digital assistants are already on millions of smartphones and computers, according to Blau. Needless to say that Alexa will instantly eclipse native assistant Cortana with its humungous count of skills.

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