Toyota will add Amazon Alexa to select cars in 2018

Toyota will add Amazon Alexa to select cars in 2018

Toyota will add Amazon Alexa to select cars in 2018

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.

Drivers of some new Toyota vehicles will soon be able to have conversations with their cars, or at least ask them politely to do certain things.

The company will add the feature to additional models in 2019.

More information about Toyota's Alexa integration may be forthcoming at next week's Detroit auto show.

Now, Toyota has plans to include Amazon's intelligent assistant in select Toyota and Lexus vehicles starting this year.

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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. The company unveiled the LG Gram laptops, OLED and Super UHD LED TVs and even a Smart display powered by Google Assistant.They also announced the Smart ThinQ speaker which has Google Assistant built in.

"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.

Fiat Chrysler, Nissan, Hyundai, Daimler, BMW, and Ford also have existing partnerships with Amazon to bring Alexa into their customers' commuting experience.

Toyota step out today to make some interesting announcement about their future Toyota and Lexus models.

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