Amazon's Alexa is coming to Toyota and Lexus cars

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Alexa is Amazon's intelligent virtual assistant, similar to Siri or Cortana, which can interact with users via voice, make lists, set alarms, provide news and weather information, as well as control smart devices connected via the internet.

Toyota announced at CES this year that the carmaker will be offering support for Amazon Alexa within its vehicles - no additional hardware required.

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

The feature will be available in all Toyota and Lexus cars that have the Toyota Entune 3.0 App Suite and Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0 in 2018.

It is reported that software for the Windows platform 10 will create a specialized application that will provide access to the voice assistant, Alexa.

The Consumer Electronics Show is a popular event around the globe because world's most known brands and companies will come together to showcase their products.

Toyota suggests a number of ways users could use Alexa in the vehicle, such as for taking notes and setting reminders, activating apps, or for controlling other smart devices, such as the heating and cooling on your house.

Voice-activated systems are becoming prevalent in new automobiles, either via manufacturers' own tech or through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. PC makers like HP, Asus and Acer will integrate Amazon Alexa in their respective models such as HP Pavilion Wave, Asus ZenBook/VivoBook and Acer Spin, Switch, Swift and Aspire.

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