Alexa-Linked AR Glasses Let Wearers Access The Voice Assistant Anywhere

Alexa-Linked AR Glasses Let Wearers Access The Voice Assistant Anywhere

A number of carmakers have introduced Amazon Alexa voice commands that can activate the locks and climate control on their cars, but Toyota is going a step further with Alexa integration by bringing Alexa into the auto. "Customers who connect their devices with the Amazon Alexa app can take advantage of all the great features available through AVS, including streaming media, smart home capabilities, thousands of Alexa skills, calendar management, weather updates, and more", Gagan Luthra, Head of Developer Marketing, Amazon, in a blog post.

Amazon confirmed that Rochester, New York-based Vuzix's device will be the first smart glasses with Alexa.

An Amazon spokeswoman has said that they are "excited about the potential of the glasses and the ability to bring Alexa to customers in a new way".

Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa is headed to PCs this year.

Today Vuzix released is latest video on the Vuzix Blade™ AR Smart Glasses running Alexa which can be seen on the Vuzix YouTube channel. Amazon has also earlier launched Alexa Mobile Accessory kit, opening the gates for Alexa to headphones, smartwatches and fitness devices.

Alexa is making a debut in AR-powered smart glasses, a development that will be unveiled at the CES 2018 next week. "The feedback has been incredibly positive and is resulting in a significant inflow of business and strategic partnership opportunities with some leading organizations from around the globe", said Paul Travers, President and CEO of Vuzix.

A wearer can ask Alexa for information and have it displayed on the glasses using the augmented reality technology. Vuzix holds 59 patents and 42 additional patents pending and numerous IP licenses in the Video Eyewear field. Forward looking statements contained in this release relate to Amazon Alexa and the Company's leadership in the Video Eyewear, VR and AR display industry. They are generally identified by words such as "believes", "may", "expects", "anticipates", "should" and similar expressions.

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