The service will also enable new features in the cars themselves, such the ability to start the engine remotely or lock the vehicle doors, by giving a command through another Alexa device in the home or elsewhere.
As per the reports, users will use Alexa to manage their calendar, create lists and answer questions by passing simple voice commands.
Toyota said on Tuesday that it will be deploying Alexa beginning with its Entune 3.0 App Suite and Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0 vehicle system software updates for select 2018 model year vehicles later in 2018, giving US customers access to Alexa while on the go.
360i used proprietary software to quiz Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa on their ability to respond to the same set of queries across four categories: 5,000 in travel, 5,000 in retail, 3,000 in finance, and 3,000 in automotive.
Adding Alexa's machine learning smart capabilities into the mix makes a lot of sense and could really turn the Blade specs into a device that is useful for both work and play, providing you can stomach wearing the nerd goggles out in public; that didn't work out so well for Google Glass. Throughout past year, Alexa was added to non-Amazon devices including the HTC U11, Huawei Mate 9 and a Moto Mod for the Motorola Moto Z series. Toyota announced the news at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The glasses will be available starting sometime during the second quarter, priced at $1,000. They could even get weather updates through the glasses.
We're interested to see how the two voice assistants will partner up later this year. Vuzix's chief executive officer Paul Travers recognized the disadvantages of such a high price point but did say that the company was expecting to shave the figure by as much as 50 percent by next year.