Monday, 10 December, 2018

Toyota, Lexus will add Amazon Alexa to some models in 2018

Toyota/Lexus vehicles to feature Amazon Alexa Toyota, Lexus will add Amazon Alexa to some models in 2018
Frank Williams | 13 January, 2018, 06:13

It should be noted that Microsoft has its own voice assistant - Cortana system, which is integrated in Windows platform 10.

"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.

The company announced the partnership at Consumer Electronic Show (CES), happening in Las Vegas. Additional models will be available in 2019.

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"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. PC makers like HP, Asus and Acer will integrate Amazon Alexa in their respective models such as HP Pavilion Wave, Asus ZenBook/VivoBook and Acer Spin, Switch, Swift and Aspire. This feature will allow Toyota and Lexus customers in the USA to interact with Alexa in the auto.

When Vuzix last week announced that its Alexa-enabled augmented reality smart glasses would debut at CES, you had to know it was just the beginning of the Alexa avalanche coming in 2018.

Toyota's Amazon embrace follows similar deals signed with BMW, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Hyundai and Nissan. Furthermore, previous year in November Amazon announced a suite of voice-activated work tools to allow you to bring Alexa to the office.

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