At the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Toyota unveiled its partnership with Amazon as well as plans to incorporate Amazon Alexa capability into its lineup. The innovative technology allows users to access information and utilize features using verbal commands. Although Amazon Alexa is currently available for in-home use, expanding capability to vehicles opens up a wide array of possibilities.
Why Amazon Alexa?
Amazon Alexa has revolutionized voice-recognition technology in recent years, so it only makes sense to spread it out to the automotive industry. This allows automakers like Toyota to provide their drivers with only the best features and capabilities. Similar strides have been taken with elements like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, which allow drivers to access their smartphone interface from the vehicle’s display screen.
Which Toyota models will have Amazon Alexa?
We can expect Amazon Alexa to be integrated into Toyota models beginning in 2018 and expanding to even more vehicles throughout 2019. Our team at Toyota Vacaville will continue to update you on availability as well as how to use Amazon Alexa in your specific Toyota vehicle.
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How will Amazon Alexa work in Toyota vehicles?
Toyota models equipped with Amazon Alexa will provide drivers with hands-free access to information as well as a number of features. Users will be able to speak commands to receive directions to a specific location, explore various entertainment options, access news stories, do some online shopping, and so much more.
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