Toyota to Introduce Amazon Alexa in its Vehicles

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As a leader in the automotive industry, Toyota is always looking for new ways to improve the experience of Toyota drivers and passengers. With the popularity of Amazon's Alexa voice recognition assistant, it's a seamless transition for Toyota to integrate Alexa into their lineup to improve technology for future models.

Amazon's Alexa is a virtual assistant that has revolutionized how people listen to music in the home, shop, or even do research on the internet. Toyota has made the decision to work with Amazon and use the Alexa virtual assistant through specific infotainment technology available in some Toyota vehicles.

Alexa is going to be available in a few Toyota models that are already using the necessary infotainment system, while Toyota will roll out the technology for more models in the 2019 production year.

The driver will be able to ask Alexa for directions or go around traffic using the navigation system through voice control. The features available to people who use Alexa at home will be the same features that can be used by anyone in the vehicle.

Imagine asking your car to change a route or for directions to an Italian restaurant and you will begin to understand how this technology can have a big impact on the experience you have while in the car. Alexa can be used to listen to your favorite music, but it can also be used to ask if there are any local hotels nearby that have rooms to rent.

Toyota is an industry giant, and the partnership with Amazon is no surprise. As two industry leaders, the two companies are going to create an amazing experience for Toyota drivers interested in a voice recognition assistant.

To learn more about Amazon's Alexa coming to the Toyota brand, head on over to our showroom at Crown Toyota and talk with our professional sales staff. You can learn about what specific models will have the technology quickly and what models are likely to have Alexa installed by 2019.

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