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Amazon is bringing Alexa to your Toyota

Amazon is bringing Alexa to your Toyota

This will enable the assistant to work with its newest infotainment platforms. With Lexus, the LC, NX, RC, and LS models all have available EnForm 2.0, so any or all of those could get Alexa this year.

Toyota said on Tuesday that it will be deploying Alexa beginning with its Entune 3.0 App Suite and Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0 vehicle system software updates for select 2018 model year vehicles later in 2018, giving USA customers access to Alexa while on the go.

More information about Toyota's Alexa integration may be forthcoming at next week's Detroit auto show. And so here we are, with more news of Amazon and partners integrating Alexa into every product that might come to mind - glasses, cars, mirrors, microwave ovens, mobile accessories, computers and many others.




Toyota announced Tuesday that they will be incorporating Alexa in select Toyota and Lexus cars in 2019.

People whose Toyotas come with the Entune 3.0 App Suite, like 2018 Camry and Sienna models, as well as Lexus owners whose vehicle runs the Enform App Suite 2.0, will be able to speak with Amazon's AI assistant this year. "It's still really day one for us in terms of what we can do with Alexa in the vehicle", said John Scumniotales, head of products for Alexa's automotive efforts, onstage at a CES event. "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".

Alexa will appear in certain Toyota and Lexus models.


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