Toyota Connected North America

Let’s Talk: Toyota, Google Cloud Expand Next-Gen In-Car Voice AI Systems

by | Oct 11, 2022
Plano-based Toyota North America is expanding its partnership with Google Cloud to enhance AI-based speech services in Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Audio control is now just a voice command away, processed by in-vehicle voice AI. And a future Speech On-Device offering could offer a range of natural speech functions without even using the cloud—eliminating "dead zones" and tunnel dropouts.
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Preventing Heatstroke Deaths: Plano-Based Toyota Uses 4D Radar to Detect Passengers Who’ve Been Left Behind
by | May 31, 2022
In 2021 alone, 23 kids in the U.S. died of heatstroke after being left in hot cars. Now a team from Plano-based Toyota Connected North America has developed new tech that uses millimeter-wave, high-resolution 4D imaging radar to detect passengers who've been left behind in a vehicle.

When that happens, a long list of alerts from car honks to flashing lights to texts and smart home device messages could lead to the biggest impact of all: saving a child's life.
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