Toyota to Introduce Amazon Alexa in its Vehicles

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The auto industry continues to evolve and become more advanced with the technological features that are added to the latest models. From Bluetooth to Wi-Fi, there is a high level of technology that can make the drive more comfortable for the driver and passengers. One of the latest tools to be introduced in 2018 Toyota and Lexus models is Amazon Alexa. The car brand has partnered with Amazon to incorporate a virtual assistant in select models that have an Entune 3.0 infotainment system.

Amazon Alexa was first introduced to the public in 2014 to be used in homes or offices and continues to increase in popularity worldwide. The virtual assistant is designed to perform thousands of tasks that allow users to set reminders, update the grocery list, and even play songs during the day. Drivers can utilize Alexa on the go with simple commands that are easy for the assistant to understand without having to increase your volume or repeat yourself.

Some of the models that will include Amazon Alexa are the 2018 Toyota Camry, and the 2018 Lexus IS. Over time, most of the car models from Toyota and Lexus are expected to have Amazon Alexa installed.

Other automakers that have also added the voice-controlled technology in the past include Volkswagen, Hyundai, and Ford. Logitech, Garmin, Panasonic, and Anker are all third-party companies that are also working to add assistants to vehicles.

Virtual assistants are nothing new to smart homes and continue to become more common in most households. The devices are used for controlling different parts of the building, whether you need to lock the front door, turn on a light, turn on a kitchen appliance, or reorder an item that you want to purchase online. You can even control certain parts of the home through Alexa, which offers added convenience throughout the day for the residents.

You can save time by having Amazon Alexa in your car and increase your productivity throughout the day while you're on the go. Once you start the car, you can command Alexa to check the weather forecast and even turn the radio station to a specific channel without having to lift a finger. The technology offers peace of mind to drivers because it allows you to keep your eyes on the road ahead and your hands on the wheel, making for a safer drive. Alexa will also work as a navigation system and can provide you with detailed directions and traffic updates during the drive to make it easier to reach your destination quickly. The assistant can also help you pass the time by allowing you to listen to audiobooks from Audible or hear the news, making it easy to stay updated on your interests each day.

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