Toyota to Introduce Amazon Alexa in its Vehicles

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Different types of technology have been incorporated into the latest vehicles that are emerging in the auto industry for the convenience that it offers to drivers. Voice-activated assistants are one of the newest features to be added and work based off of commands that are made by anyone in the car. Toyota is the latest automaker to add the technology to select 2018 and 2019 models for both Toyota and Lexus models.

Amazon Alexa is increasingly common for most homes due to the convenience that it provides when you have a busy schedule, and struggle to get everything done during the day. The assistant responds when you speak her name and is quick to add cereal to your grocery list or turn on a song that you want to listen to during a long drive. You can enjoy getting more done and marking more tasks off of your to-do list with an assistant that is readily available 24 hours each day. You won't have to put yourself at risk of getting a ticket or getting into an accident while handling your phone.

Both Toyota and Lexus are integrating the software into their vehicles that already have the Entune 3.0 infotainment system and the Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0. Adding Alexa to the select cars will also make it easy to take advantage of new features, which includes unlocking the doors or starting the engine from a remote area when you're away from the vehicle. Alexa can also interact with other smart devices that are currently in the home, which will allow you to turn on the lights, unlock your front door for your kids, or turn on the oven when you're heading out of the office and want to save time.

Amazon Alexa will allow you to have a personal assistant while on the go and when you're hands aren't free. You can quickly make orders online or check the weather forecast for the week ahead. Staying entertained on the road or catching up on the news is also made simple with commands that are made. The assistant will change the channel and will allow you to keep your eyes on the road ahead. When you want to avoid texting and driving to stay safe behind the wheel, Alexa will read your text messages and can allow you to respond by speaking directly to the assistant.

Other automakers have previously integrated Amazon Alexa into their cars. Although different types of voice-activated assistants in vehicles have been slow and sluggish with how they operate in the past, Ford and Hyundai have also partnered and found benefit with Amazon. Alexa is quick to learn different voices and can understand what is communicated.

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