Amazon's Alexa Is Coming to Some Toyota and Lexus Cars

Amazon's Alexa Is Coming to Some Toyota and Lexus Cars

Amazon is pushing for Alexa to be integrated into pretty much everything, from cars to fridges, thanks to providing developers with the tools to easily fit the virtual assistant into their devices.

It is reported that software for the Windows platform 10 will create a specialized application that will provide access to the voice assistant, Alexa.

Toyota, whose efficient manufacturing techniques transformed the auto industry, is turning to Alexa to bolster its voice-recognition capability. Current users won't be missing out on Alexa, as they have promised that Alexa will be made available on select devices through updates. To activate the assistant, the users can using a special voice command or via the keyboard.


Toyota's Entune 3.0 system gets an upgrade to include a version of Alexa.

Amazon is working to bring its Alexa digital assistant out of the home and into the wild by way of a partnership with Toyota that will see the smart home gadget incorporated under the bonnet of future vehicles. As an example, drivers could tell Alexa to turn on the living room lights while the owner is pulling into the garage. This feature will allow Toyota and Lexus customers in the USA to interact with Alexa in the auto. Even with the longer wait, Klipsch will have some of the better looking options for voice-controlled audio gear when those two devices start shipping. "This integration means that customers can interact with Alexa, virtually anywhere they drive". The Detroit automaker now allows a motorist to order a cup of coffee from Starbucks through Alexa, or a pizza from Domino's.

"Downstream benefits like e-commerce" could eventually become a substantial source of revenue, acknowledged Scumniotales, especially when autonomous and fully driverless vehicles become part of everyday reality.

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