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Amazon's Alexa Is Coming to Some Toyota and Lexus Cars

Amazon's Alexa Is Coming to Some Toyota and Lexus Cars

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.

Vuzix plans to release the glasses and developer kit sometime this year for consumers and enterprises for about $1,000.

These companies will allow Alexa into their vehicles or integrating the voice service into the connectivity systems that link customers' cars and mobile phones. With Alexa, you can ask to play music, hear and display the news or weather, control smart home devices, and more.

Alexa will appear in certain Toyota and Lexus models. Of course, it's the enterprising young Vuzix who are taking the reigns and spearheading Alexa's incorporation into augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) devices.

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We've built a way to answer those questions: The GearBrain - a compatibility checker designed for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, displaying every smart device that works with either of the leading smart speaker assistants. 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.

Ford announced plans to begin testing Alexa in cars at CES a year ago, and BMW previously announced plans to begin adding Alexa support to its model lineup last September. However, its expansion might give a tough competition to Siri that is already powering the Apple Watch in addition to its integration into iPhone and iPad. Additional hands-free commands will also be enabled to let users perform multiple operations using the personal assistant from Amazon.

The march of Amazon's Alexa into the automotive world continues.


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