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Lexus vehicles to feature Amazon Alexa

12 January 2018, 03:28 | Jodi Jackson

Lexus vehicles to feature Amazon Alexa

Amazon Alexa

Vuzix is in the business of smart glasses for over 20 years.

More excitement came from the CES 2018, as Amazon announced that the technology behind its AI-based home speaker Alexa can now be extended to cars. 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.

Alexa will be able to aid drivers and passengers with directions, news, shopping, and smart home control from the auto, among other functions. The new Vuzix Blade with Alexa is getting the most attention of any of their previous products.

"We have all seen how Alexa has transformed interaction in homes, but in today's world, we are constantly on the go". The Vuzix stock (VUZI) jumped on the reveal of the Vuzix Blade, mostly because of the Alexa integration. For the first time in several years, Google has planted the flag at CES with a large booth of its own, which GBH Insights research chief Daniel Ives attributes to the growing importance of software that can be used to manage other internet-connected devices. In an interview with the outlet, Vuzix CEO Paul Travers said you can issue voice commands to Alexa and have information displayed on your field of view, so long as you have an Amazon account. But bringing Alexa to smart glasses could be an even bigger deal, as developers experiment with blending augmented reality with the AI assistant's functionality. The Company's products include personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high-quality viewing experience, provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan.

Amazon's Alexa is extending its domain to a whole new set of gadgets. They are generally identified by words such as "believes", "may", "expects", "anticipates", "should" and similar expressions. Subsequent events and developments may cause these forward-looking statements to change.

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