Toyota, Lexus to Include Amazon Alexa in Select Models

2018 Toyota Camry XSE

Home Lexus Toyota adds Amazon Alexa to select Toyota and Lexus models By Torque Report Staff- Janu

It is unclear which models specifically will get it, but Entune 3.0 first came to the fold previous year via the 2018 Toyota Camry.

360i calculated the results based on how many instances each voice assistant responded with "I don't know" versus with a substantive answer.

Audio device manufacturers such as Bose, Jabra, iHome, and Bowers & Wilkins, apart from AVS solution providers iLinkplay, SUGR, and Libre Wireless, have partnered with Amazon to enable the new experience on their next-generation Bluetooth mobile accessories later this year.

Adding Alexa's machine learning smart capabilities into the mix makes a lot of sense and could really turn the Blade specs into a device that is useful for both work and play, providing you can stomach wearing the nerd goggles out in public; that didn't work out so well for Google Glass. However, with the advent of smart home devices, Cortana's greatest weakness proved to be its lack of smart home controls. We'll keep our eyes open as more information comes in. Older Windows 10 PCs may lack this latest tech, but will likely still be able to run the Amazon Alexa app for Windows once it's available in the Windows Store.

Acer has confirmed that Alexa will be making its way on to the company's products "from Q1 2018". The Alexa integration in the USA will be available via a software update through Acer Care Centre, but its wider availability is expected for sometime in the mid of 2018.

As with HP, the Pavilion Wave will be the first to come designed specifically with offerings for voice interactions via Amazon Alexa.

How insane? You can even control the temperature in your home so it's set just right for when you get there. Powering the desktop is a 6th Generation Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard disk storage and Intel HD 530 Graphics. We'll update this story if we get a response.

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