Amazon's Alexa is coming to Toyota and Lexus cars

Chris Monroe  CNET

Chris Monroe CNET

Throughout past year, Alexa was added to non-Amazon devices including the HTC U11, Huawei Mate 9 and a Moto Mod for the Motorola Moto Z series.

Vuzix is in the business of smart glasses for over 20 years. It is also expected to have a wide range of capabilities, including displaying weather information to the field of view of the user.

Amazon's voice-activated home assistant Amazon Alexa is making its way to a number of laptop and desktop models, challenging Microsoft's own PC assistant Cortana on her own operating system. The Vuzix Blade Augmented Reality Smart Glasses, as the company calls it, will set interested consumers back a hefty $1,000. Just the other day, Amazon said that it will soon release the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit, which will help developers add the personal assistant to fitness trackers, smartwatches and other devices. "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.

You can now find third-party services for Google Home on the web.                  Taylor Martin  CNET
You can now find third-party services for Google Home on the web. Taylor Martin CNET

Executives from Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant will be seeking new partners and other big technology companies, including Apple and Facebook Inc.'s Oculus division, will be at the show behind the scenes as they ramp up their virtual-reality and augmented-reality products.

As with HP, the Pavilion Wave will be the first to come designed specifically with offerings for voice interactions via Amazon Alexa. Amazon allows Alexa integration in third party products, and several tech manufacturers are using Alexa with their speakers and more, but this is the first time we're seeing Alexa breach another reality. Google tried to commercialize this technology way back in 2012.