Toyota will bring Alexa to its United States cars this year

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

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

The move will allow Toyota drivers to use Alexa's speech-command system to order navigation, pick entertainment options, get the news, add items to a shopping cart and other services.

Alexa will be able to aid drivers and passengers with directions, news, shopping, and smart home control from the vehicle, among other functions.

Own a Google Home or Home Mini and want to find smart lights you can run with just your voice? Shortly after the announcement of Assistant coming to display-endowed speakers, we discovered the Lenovo Smart Display then we learned about the JBL Link View. LG's new ThinQ AI TVs leverage Google Assistant. From tracking your baby's help to keeping track of your cryptocurrency assets, the Assistant does so much more than merely telling the weather, which is 95% of users' favorite party trick.

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Amazon stole the show at last year's CES, with manufacturers announcing a wide range of new integrations between their products and Alexa.

The company doesn't disclose sales of Echo devices beyond a year-end news release touting the sales of "tens of millions" of Alexa-enabled devices during the holiday season.

The company might also eventually allow you to buy products and services through Assistant.

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You can Access the Google Assistant Actions Directory from the source below. The company still does not offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto integration to its touchscreens, despite almost every other major automaker already offering it. This portable device is powered by the latest generation of Intel processors and also includes graphics cards made by AMD as well as Intel, advanced enough to play modern video games such as "Rez Infite", which is a virtual reality title.

It will be interesting to see how Amazon responds to Google's aggressive moves at CES.

Erickson doesn't believe that the smart assistant race is a zero-sum game. Indeed, insiders say, there are concerns within Google that it is losing market share and needs to catch up.

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Google isn't really a hardware company.

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