Amazon Alexa Headed To Select Lexus And Toyota Cars

Toyota has stubbornly refused to introduce Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility but the automaker has used the Consumer Electronics Show to announce it will bring Amazon’s Alexa to select vehicles later this year.

Set to be offered on Lexus and Toyota models with the Enform App Suite 2.0 and the Entune 3.0 App Suite, Alexa will enable users to get directions and control their smart home simply by speaking. As an example, drivers could tell Alexa to turn on the living room lights while the owner is pulling into the garage.

Digital assistants have become increasingly popular over the past few years and a number of automakers have begun to incorporate them into their vehicles. Jeep added the technology to the 2018 Cherokee and the BMW Group plans to roll out Alexa to BMW and MINI models starting later this year.

In a statement, Toyota Connected CEO Zack Hicks said “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.”

His sentiments were echoed by Amazon Alexa Automotive boss John Scumniotales who stated “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.”

Photo Gallery

  • roy

    Too much of Ai everywhere. Not a good sign.

  • How About a Choice?

    Okay, now we’re talkin’! However, I want a choice and Alexa is definitely NOT my choice!

    • Status

      Namely?

  • salamOOn

    i hope it would be turned OFF by default…..

Toyota Details Euro-Spec 2019 RAV4 Hybrid In Massive New Gallery

The all-new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will be offered in front- and all-wheel drive versions in Europe.

NADA Anticipates 16.8 Million New Cars And Trucks Will Be Sold This Year

NADA is a trade group that represents U.S. franchised new-car dealerships.

2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Getting An L200-Style Facelift

The 2020 Pajero Sport is expected to get similar updates as the facelifted L200/Triton pickup.

McLaren 600LT Spider Unveiled With 201 MPH Top Speed, Priced From $256,500

McLaren’s new 600LT Spider is 110.2 lbs (50 kg) heavier than the Coupe, yet can hit 60 mph in an identical 2.8 seconds.

Hyundai Won’t Renew NFL Sponsorship, Leaves Door Open For Other Carmakers

Hyundai’s four-year partnership with the National Football League (NFL) will end after this season.

MINI Cooper S “60 Years Edition” Special Celebrates The Original Icon

It’s limited to 500 examples in the UK and will arrive at local dealers in March, with an MSRP of £29,990.

VW Golf GTI TCR Unveiled As A 286HP FWD Golf R Alternative

The new version slots right between the GTI Performance and the R, both in specs as well as pricing.

2020 BMW 7-Series Flagship Sedan Goes Official With Bold Update

Controversial grille aside, BMW’s flagship has plenty of improvements under the skin, too.

Toyota Starts Production Of 2019 Corolla Hatch And Estate In The UK

Toyota will start launching the new Corolla and Corolla Touring Sports in Europe in February.

New Skoda Subcompact SUV Teased, Will Premiere At Geneva Motor Show

Their entry into the crowded small SUV segment could be called the Kosmiq, according to a leaked dealer document.