Toyota will add Amazon Alexa to select cars in 2018

Toyota Alexa

The competition to build software people can manage with their voice is one of the hottest topics in consumer technology, drawing, in addition to Amazon and Google, the attention of giants like Apple, Microsoft and Samsung. (NASDAQ:AMZN) continue their battle over the market for voice-enabled devices.

Since its inception in 1967, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has served as a platform for the public to learn about the newest technology advancements-more specifically, how technology will change every day life.

Google will have a stand-alone booth at the event for the first time in a long time.

But these smart products can - and sometimes do - support multiple assistants. This would be a direct challenge to Amazon.

At CES 2017, LG invited Amazon on stage at its press conference in order to showcase Alexa inside a variety of devices but this year, the honour of an appearance fell to Google. It is estimated Google Home will capture 25 percent of the smart speaker market in 2018, while Amazon's Echo will command a 68 percent.

Google clearly came to the Consumer Electronics Show intending to make a huge splash with Google Assistant. Not just at CES 2018 - where it installed a massive tent - but also on billboards throughout the city and even on the side of the Las Vegas monorail.

Toyota CES
Toyota will add Amazon Alexa to select cars in 2018

Among the major smart hub announcements from third-party partners is the Milo, from Hogar Controls, representing the first combination of smart speaker and home hub that includes support for Z-Wave Plus and the Google Assistant.

Toyota's Amazon embrace follows similar deals signed with BMW, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Hyundai and Nissan. ADR (NYSE:TM) will start offering Alexa in its cars. The company revealed that it is adding smart home integration to its DVRs and you will be able to control your TiVo with a range of devices. But we know you also want to see if these gadgets work. Additional hands-free commands will also be enabled to let users perform multiple operations using the personal assistant from Amazon. Google Assistant is already expanded in the smart speaker space, while Siri is so far packed in the proprietary ecosystem of Apple iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

A LG ThinQ speaker with Google Assistant will be available in the "coming months", according to Huffman. In other words, not from a person sitting at a computer and searching from their web browser.

Google Assistant is now on roughly 400 million devices, including Android smartphones. Google is now lagging behind Amazon in market share but is quickly catching up. One quarter of smart speaker owners report having a Google Assistant product such as Google Home or Google Home Mini.

All of that is why Google and Amazon were in a smart speaker price war during the holiday season.

Young Texas Church Shooting Victim Finally Returns Home after Months in Hospital
Ryland lost three of his relatives in the shooting. "It's just a miracle he survived and is doing as well as he is", she said. As it rolled down the freeway, supporters gathered on overpasses and along roads waving and smiling, and Ryland waved back.

GM and Cruise reveal their fourth-generation, steering wheel-free Cruise AV
This comes as little surprise given the company has been utilizing specialized Bolt EV's for autonomous testing for some time now. GM's Cruise Automation unit has announced plans to carry passengers in self-driving cars that won't have a backup driver in 2019.

AFC Divisional Sunday: Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers
If the ball gets held it's challenging for the quarterback to make a throw because everybody's rushing in, that's a problem. He will go along with Le'Veon Bell , who was near the top of rushing yards in the league with 1,291 and 9 touchdowns.

Related News:

  • Mum of boy in H&M ad brands controversy 'unnecessary'

    Mum of boy in H&M ad brands controversy 'unnecessary'

    That being said, Mango agreed that "everyone is entitled to their opinion about this", even if she happened to disagree. The first apology read "We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top".
    Instagram Stories get WhatsApp cross-posting in new test

    Instagram Stories get WhatsApp cross-posting in new test

    Facebook is running a test to let users post Instagram Stories directly to WhatsApp , as a WhatsApp Status , TechCrunch reports. According to a Brazilian blog , Instagram is testing a way through which its users can directly post their Stories on WhatsApp .
    Liverpool vs Manchester City 14 January 2018: EPL Preview and Predictions

    Liverpool vs Manchester City 14 January 2018: EPL Preview and Predictions

    Gabriel Jesus could be fit for Manchester City's Champions League game against Basel on February 13, according to Pep Guardiola . Instead, I fancy the points to be shared - and with the attacking output on both sides, I think we could see a thriller.
  • Bargain Hunters Should Take a Look at Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ)

    Bargain Hunters Should Take a Look at Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ)

    After eight years with the company, Patrick Doyle plans to resign his post as president and CEO of Domino's effective June 30. Qualcomm Inc decreased its stake in Qualcomm Inc (QCOM) by 2.35% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.
    Obama Foundation files plans for Obama Presidential Center

    Obama Foundation files plans for Obama Presidential Center

    "Take a look at that, at that initial decision where they decided between Jackson Park and Washington Park". The Obama Foundation outlined the guiding principles behind the center's design in a statement Wednesday.
    Samsung Galaxy S9 Retail Box LEAKS With Spec List

    Samsung Galaxy S9 Retail Box LEAKS With Spec List

    Galaxy owners were hoping to get a sneak peek at the S9 at CES but their hopes were quickly squashed. Like its predecessor, this phone is also coming with AKG tuned earphones in the box.
  • Falling energy prices hold United States  consumer inflation to 0.1% in December

    Falling energy prices hold United States consumer inflation to 0.1% in December

    Excluding food and energy prices, core producer prices still dipped by 0.1% in December following a 0.3% increase in November. USA energy prices were up sharply a year ago compared to 2016, with petrol rising almost 11% and fuel oil up more than 15%.

    Nintendo Direct Round-Up; Everything New Coming to Nintendo Switch

    The Switch version will also receive Funky Kong as a playable character as well as a "beginner-friendly" mode for gaming newbies. This new entry will also see the first Story Mode in the series since 2005's Mario Tennis: Power Tour for the Game Boy Advance.
    Taylor Swift teases new 'End Game' music video

    Taylor Swift teases new 'End Game' music video

    Basically, everyone is lit as hell in this music video-which is on brand for all the turn-up references found in Reputation . Taylor Swift , Future , and Ed Sheeran party across the world in the new video for their Reputation hit, " End Game ".
  • Dominion Energy Pays $7.9B For Utility Co. SCANA

    Dominion Energy Pays $7.9B For Utility Co. SCANA

    SCE&G and project co-owner Santee Cooper blamed the $9 billion project failure on the bankruptcy by contractor Westinghouse. Dominion Energy Inc says that it expects the acquisition of SCANA Corporation to be immediately accretive to its earnings.
    Turkey summons U.S.  envoy over Syrian issue

    Turkey summons U.S. envoy over Syrian issue

    The drone attack on the Russian assets in Syria also raised tensions between Russia and Turkey . Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "is extremely unpopular".
    Everton boss Sam Allardyce confirms Theo Walcott interest

    Everton boss Sam Allardyce confirms Theo Walcott interest

    We have a good relationship with Theo, and I don't want him to be frustrated or lose an opportunity to go the World Cup. Ahead of facing Bournemouth on Sunday, Wenger said: "He is a good player but nothing is happening.


Most liked

Samsung Will Reportedly Unlock FM Chip in Future Smartphones
It is simply a matter of smartphone manufacturers enabling the chip for that functionality. Apple can not , however, as its newer iPhones do not come equipped with such a chip .

High Sierra App Store system preferences unlockable with any password
Attackers could gain access to your Mac thanks to another security flaw discovered in the latest version of its operating system. This time, it is the App Store System Preferences that has been found to be accessible to anyone using any password.

AAP loses Vishwas, nominates Sanjay Singh, 2 others for RS
At a press conference, he alleged that the AAP was sending N D Gupta to the Rajya Sabha with the support of the BJP. But, the party this time chose to select candidates from the field of law, economics and social work.

Christian groups decry U.S. policy change on Salvadorans as Episcopalians offer support
In fewer than 140 characters, the Trump administration set a date to end the dream of more than 200,000 Salvadoran families. Numerous people under the temporary status have tried to become permanent residents by applying for green cards.

Firefighters battle giant blaze at Dublin metal plant
But people with breathing difficulties are being advised to avoid the area until the remainder of the smoke plume is gone. No delays have been reported and a spokeswoman for Dublin Airport confirmed the fire was not on the airport's grounds.

Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction Is Losing The 'Dixie'
World Choice Investments CEO Jim Rule says the rebranding is part of an effort to "stay relevant in today's changing world". Parton opened Stampede in three different cities: Branson, Mo., Pigeon Forge, Tenn . and Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Dolly Everett farewelled by hundreds of mourners in Katherine
Mr Everett said the family was overwhelmed and humbled by the outpouring of support. "It is sad. "May we please ask for some time to celebrate the life of our much-loved daughter Dolly".

Ed Sheeran accused of plagiarism by Aussie songwriters
Stream " The Rest Of Our Life " and " When I Found You " below alongside the court documents, and judge for yourself. Carey and Golden claim in their lawsuit that the two songs are musically, lyrically and thematically similar.

Le'Veon Bell Will Consider Sitting, Retiring If Steelers Use Tag
Bell held out at the start of training camp this season because he was unhappy about having to play under the franchise tag. Now, I've done everything but own a Super Bowl ... "But, if not, I'll just handle it however I've got to handle it".

Netflix ramps up excitement for Altered Carbon with new trailer
Enter Miguel Sapochnik, director of Game of Thrones' best ever episode - "Hardhome" - and enter Richard Morgan's Philip K. The series will arrive for Netflix subscribers around the world on February 2; you can find its show page here.

Agreement reached on basis for negotiating new German govt coalition - lawmakers
They spoke of a "fresh start" for Germany, and Mr Schulz said that in Europe "we are determined to deploy Germany's strength". SPD delegates will have their say on the preliminary coalition deal at an extraordinary party conference on January 21st.

All jewels stolen in brazen Paris Ritz robbery recovered
Three men, all aged around 30, were arrested moments after the alarms sounded after security guards trapped them in the building. Three axe-wielding thieves carried out the brazen robbery last week at the ultra-chic hotel on the city centre's Place Vendome.

Musician Seal Calls Oprah Winfrey A 'Part Of The Problem'
There have been reports on CNN and elsewhere in recent days that Winfrey has been considering a presidential run. Sea;l hammered Oprah for turning a blind eye to Harvey Weinstein's antics.

Mexico Will Leave NAFTA Talks if Trump Triggers Withdraw
While she puts the chances of US withdrawal at 50-50, "it's too early to throw in the towel on these negotiations", Cutler said. Canadian officials said this week there's an increased likelihood Trump will follow through on his exit threat.

Infosys December quarter net profit jumps 38% to Rs 5129 crore
And lastly, net profit for the quarter came in 42.12% higher than the estimated figure of Rs. 3609 crores. The tax agreement will reduce Infosys's effective tax rate by 100 basis points going forward.