Amazon Alexa is coming to Toyota cars

Amazon Alexa is coming to Toyota cars

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.

Alexa will appear in certain Toyota and Lexus models.

The addition of Alexa to different makes of Windows 10-based computers is particularly interesting in that Amazon and Microsoft were already working together to allow Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana assistant technology work together, with a specific focus on Windows 10 device.

The march of Amazon's Alexa into the automotive world continues.

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A new initiative announced in the framework of the exhibition electronics CES 2018, taking place in Las Vegas (NV, USA).

Both Lexus and Toyota vehicles will benefit from the voice assistant; in particular those with the Entune 3.0 App Suite, including the 2018 Toyota Camry and Sienna, and the vast majority of current model year Lexus vehicles with the Enform App Suite 2.0. Additional models will be available in 2019.

The company says Alexa can help customers with thousands of things like giving directions, controlling entertainment, getting the news, adding items to a shopping list or even controlling their smart home while out and about on the road. Up to this point, however, they've been a mixed bag.

Ford announced plans to begin testing Alexa in cars at CES past year, and BMW previously announced plans to begin adding Alexa support to its model lineup last September.

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