Toyota has announced that select Toyota and Lexus vehicles will get Amazon Alexa connectivity this year. Select Toyota and Lexus vehicles with Toyota Entune 3.0 App Suite and Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0 will be able to connect to Amazon Alexa, the cloud based voice service.
“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.
With Alexa, customers can ask for directions, control entertainment, get the news, add items to a shopping list, or even control their smart home while on the road. Toyota hasn’t announced which models will be able to connect to Amazon Alexa this year, but more Toyota and Lexus vehicles are expected to get the feature in 2019.
Now if only Toyota would add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well.