Toyota will bring Alexa to its U.S. cars this year

Mindy Sparks
January 13, 2018

As far as Google Assistant goes, Klipsch will debut new versions of its Three and One Heritage series speakers with the voice controls in tow.

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. Named Onboard, the technology by Amazon can also execute a few more orders when fully developed and deployed for field use. These manufacturers have debuted brand new PC models that are created to work with Alexa at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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.

In an announcement made at CES 2018 in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Alexa will show up on "select" vehicles equipped with Toyota's Entune 3.0 infotainment or Lexus's Enform 2.0 head unit later this year with more to be added in 2019. In typical Vuzix fashion, there's a floating screen running Android, offering visual assistance to your voice commands.

The Lenovo Smart Display has a physical cover for its cameraLenovo
The Lenovo Smart Display has a physical cover for its cameraLenovo

Amazon's Alexa has been helpful in our homes the last couple of years and now she's ready to give us a hand in our cars as well.

Fortunately, the Blade worked in every other way - and most of us know how Alexa works by now, so I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt.

"Vuzix continues to lead the way in wearable smart glasses innovation and it should come as no surprise that the Vuzix Blade AR Smart Sunglasses will be the first pair of smart glasses to be Alexa-Enabled".

Alexa can help customers with thousands of things and connects to more than a thousand third-party smart home products for added convenience and ease of use.

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