When Will the Amazon Alexa be Introduced to Toyota Models?
Toyota has announced that it will introduce Amazon Alexa within select Toyota models in the near future. This interactive, cloud-based device could soon be coming to a Toyota near you. Check out when the Amazon Alexa will be introduced to Toyota models.
All models that will have the availability of Amazon Alexa will have to be equipped with Entune 3.0 App Suite. This optional addition will be available in 2018 models with Entune 3.0 App Suite capabilities and more models will be available in 2019. This feature will allow Toyota customers in the United States to interact with Alexa in the car.
“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,” said Zack Hicks, senior vice president and chief information officer of Toyota Motor North America and chief executive officer and president of Toyota Connected.
Alexa can help customers with numerous tasks and connects smart home products for added convenience. Soon, Toyota customers will be privy to Alexa’s utility while in their vehicles. With this device, drivers can ask for directions, control entertainment, ask for the news, make shopping lists, and control smart home products while on the road, alongside a host of other capabilities and conveniences.
“We’re thrilled that Toyota and Lexus will bring Alexa to customers on the road,” said John Scumniotales, head of product for Amazon Alexa Automotive. “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.”
Alexa Amazon connectivity is on the horizon for Toyota and we’re excited to see how this technology compliments the features and technologies already present in Toyota vehicles. You can view our current Toyota vehicle offerings while we anxiously await this future Toyota technology. Stop by and take a test drive of one of our forward-thinking Toyota models today at Serra Toyota of Decatur!