Toyota Introducing Amazon Alexa to Vehicles
Toyota Introducing Amazon Alexa to Vehicles! Yesterday, Toyota announced that it will introduce Amazon Alexa to select Toyota models through the Toyota Entune 3.0 App Suite with additional vehicles becoming available in 2019.. Amazon’s intelligent cloud based voice service will allow Toyota customers in the United States to interact with Alexa in their car, which can help customers with directions, controlling entertainment, getting the news, adding items to a shopping list, controlling smart home from the road and more.
“Voice services are rapidly becoming more popular and through our integration with Amazon Alexa, Toyota and Lexus customers will soon be able to easily speak to Alexa in their cars while on-the-go,” said Zack Hicks, senior vice president and chief information officer of Toyota Motor North America and chief executive officer and president of Toyota Connected.
“We’re thrilled that Toyota and Lexus will bring Alexa to customers on the road,” said John Scumniotales, head of product for Amazon Alexa Automotive. “Our vision for Alexa is that she should be everywhere a customer might need her – at home, in the office, on phones – and in cars. This integration means that customers can interact with Alexa, virtually anywhere they drive.”