Toyota to add Amazon Alexa integration to certain 2018, 2019 models

Brunilde Fioravanti
Gennaio 13, 2018

Well, that future is coming sooner than we think because come 2018 there will be more devices embedded with digital assistants powered by artificial intelligence (AI) from either Amazon's Alexa or Google's Assistant.

For those who thought Cortana was the last runner against other voice assistants such as Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri and Bixby, there's news.

On the show floor, it smoothly scrolled through demo applications popping up info in ways we're used to seeing on our phones or through Android Auto. It brought Alexa to its products in May of a year ago.

Lenovo also included a base stand which lets users display the device either horizontally or vertically. Namely, this piece of software allows you to integrate Alexa into your wireless headphones and smartwatches so you can use it wherever you want. The video shows how Google's Assistant work on the upcoming Smart Displays and how it would be helpful for you to make the smart display more smarter. The smart display comes with Assistant inside and an always-listening feature to hear for commands. To that end, the search giant is further expanding the portfolio as it looks to bring Assistant to smart displays from JBL, Lenovo, LG and Sony later this year to take on Amazon's Echo Show.

As the battle for voice assistant market share heats up, both Google and Amazon will be vying for more real estate.

It has an 8-inch touchscreen display and speakers it says are tuned by Meridian Audio, on either side.

AccuWeather has been active in looking for new ways to report the weather in an era where up-to-the-minute forecasts come built-in with most mobile devices and computers.

Digital assistants have been one of the most prolific technologies at this year's CES in Las Vegas. The new Lenovo's smart display uses the company's IoT platform. The Google Assistant recently pushed to LG's Smart Speakers. In 2017 alone, Alexa gained so much functionality, we wrote a post about just to keep track of it all.

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