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Amazon Alexa To Power Toyota In-Cabin Experience

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Believe or not, Toyota is one of the few carmakers that is still pending to turn Android Auto and Apple CarPlay into a standard offering with their cars.

This is quite surprising as a mass market feature like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are some of the things which a carmaker like Toyota should have acted quickly on. So why is there a delay?

If we have to make a guess, it could be due to Amazon Alexa. The intelligent personal assistant AI from Amazon is apparently turning into a stock feature on Toyota cars and the carmaker actually confirmed on this in their press release yesterday.

As for Android Auto and Apple Carplay, they will get implemented on Toyota’s infotainment system starting next year but these phone pairing features won’t be overriding Alexa.