Sunday, 23 September, 2018

Amazon's Alexa Coming to Select Toyota, Lexus Models This Year

Amazon's Alexa Coming to Select Toyota, Lexus Models This Year Amazon's Alexa Coming to Select Toyota, Lexus Models This Year
Frank Williams | 13 January, 2018, 18:44

The automaker added that more models will get Alexa in 2019, but it has offered no details regarding what functions Alexa will offer outside of the vehicles' infotainment systems.

"This makes Toyota and Lexus vehicles among the first to bring the convenience of Alexa into the auto and onto the road", said Zack Hicks, senior vice president and chief information officer at Toyota Motor North America and CEO of Toyota Connected.

As far as Google Assistant goes, Klipsch will debut new versions of its Three and One Heritage series speakers with the voice controls in tow.

Amazon's voice-activated home assistant Amazon Alexa is making its way to a number of laptop and desktop models, challenging Microsoft's own PC assistant Cortana on her own operating system. Additional hands-free commands will also be enabled to let users perform multiple operations using the personal assistant from Amazon.

Suspect in Greyhound bus incident in custody; no injuries reported
A person is in custody after a police pursuit of a Greyhound bus near the Wisconsin-Illinois border, Illinois State Police said. Traffic was closed in both directiions on the interstate while police continue to investigate, the Daily Herald reported .

Vuzix® Corporation, ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce the Vuzix Blade AR Smart Sunglasses were named Best AR on Show at CES 2018 by TechRadar, the largest UK-based consumer technology news and review site. "This feature will allow Toyota and Lexus customers in the United States to interact with Alexa in the auto". Among other things they'll be able to remotely start the vehicle, unlock its doors or even check fuel levels, for example.

Soon the voice assistant Amazon Alexa will appear on thousands of computers under control of operating system Windows 10. "This integration means that customers can interact with Alexa, virtually anywhere they drive".

"It's still really day one for us in terms of what we can do with Alexa in the vehicle", said John Scumniotales, head of products for Alexa's automotive efforts, onstage at an event at CES. The Marketplace already allows a driver to order beverages and food from some partners, while also reserving a hotel room or an airline ticket.

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