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Toyota will bring Alexa to its United States cars this year

Toyota will bring Alexa to its United States cars this year Toyota will bring Alexa to its United States cars this year
Sherri Watson | 12 January, 2018, 03:26

The company still does not offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto integration to its touchscreens, despite almost every other major automaker already offering it. Amazon has also earlier launched Alexa Mobile Accessory kit, opening the gates for Alexa to headphones, smartwatches and fitness devices.

Now, Toyota has plans to include Amazon's intelligent assistant in select Toyota and Lexus vehicles starting this year.

While Alexa is yet to be offered in Australia, it is coming in the first quarter of this year. The latest development is a lightweight solution of the AVS Device SDK that the company launched a year ago to let OEMs start integrating Alexa into their Bluetooth-supported connected devices.

CES 2018 provided a platform for the display provider Vuzix which has been trying to make a fresher, advanced model of Google glasses for quite some time now and seems to have finally succeeded.

Vuzix® Corporation, ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce the Vuzix Blade AR Smart Sunglasses were named Best AR on Show at CES 2018 by TechRadar, the largest UK-based consumer technology news and review site.

Forward looking statements contained in this release relate to the Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses and new business opportunities with it, and among other things and the Company's leadership in the Smart Glasses and AR display industry. This is expected to happen sometime in 2019. But it is interesting to see how Alexa would get into this same nascent space. Models such as the, and lately entered the smartphone market with Alexa integration alongside Google Assistant.

"We think voice will be a big part of the future, and we're excited that this is day one for Alexa on PCs", an Amazon spokesperson told eWEEK in an email. There were plans to enable Alexa on Microsoft and bring to Amazon Echo devices.

In August, tied-up with Amazon to let - rivaling Google Assistant and. But both the companies their developments.