Amazon Alexa is coming to Toyota cars

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From there we'll send you to a page with smart devices, appliances and gadgets that work with an Alexa-enabled smart speaker, or one with Google Assistant baked inside.

There's a lot of third-party devices out there that are putting Alexa on your dashboard as an aftermarket add-on, but Toyota is one of the first automakers to fully embrace loading their vehicles up with Amazon's voice-powered smart assistant.

Vuzix official websitePromotional picture for Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses.

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The service will also enable new features in the cars themselves, such the ability to start the engine remotely or lock the auto doors, by giving a command through another Alexa device in the home or elsewhere. It will start of expensive, but the company is hoping to have the price under $500 by 2019.

That's a product developed right here in Rochester, by a company called Vuzix, which makes virtual reality and augmented reality glasses. Vuzix has scheduled the release of the AR glasses for the second quarter of this year.

Vuzix is a leading supplier of Smart-Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets. Users can also ask it to identify nearby businesses in the middle of a trip and offer directions to them. Vuzix holds 59 patents and 42 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. Some of the offerings that are being showcased at CES 2018 in Las Vegas will come with pre-installed Alexa app. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan. While there's no definite arrival date just yet, the company says current owners can expect a free firmware update to deliver Alexa controls in "early 2018". Readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are based upon the Company's beliefs and assumptions as of the date of this release.

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