Toyota adds Amazon Alexa to select Toyota and Lexus models

Toyota adds Amazon Alexa to select Toyota and Lexus models

Toyota announced Tuesday that they will be incorporating Alexa in select Toyota and Lexus cars in 2019. This feature will allow Toyota and Lexus customers in the United States to interact with Alexa in the auto. Alexa has proved to be compatible with many smart devices and will be an easier way to connect your home than trying to hack together a solution with several different apps or assistants.

The company said that Alexa would be available in some Toyota and Lexus cars that come with the Entune and Enform infotainment software.

Alexa will be able to aid drivers and passengers with directions, news, shopping, and smart home control from the vehicle, among other functions.

Alexa is Amazon's intelligent virtual assistant, similar to Siri or Cortana, which can interact with users via voice, make lists, set alarms, provide news and weather information, as well as control smart devices connected via the internet. He mentioned everything from getting nearby restaurant recommendations and directions to listening to audio books via Kindle and Audible to setting the temperature at home before you get there. Over the past 50 years, we've built more than 30 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 44,000 people (more than 34,000 in the U.S.).

Toyota says its Alexa integration will allow for voice control of vehicle functions, such as climate control, while still offering Alexa's full suite of voice control options. Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment.

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