8 Crazy Types of Car Tech

Toyota Sienna Easy Speak
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1. Voice projection

When you’re cruising around with three full rows of seating behind you, any distraction is a danger. Toyota’s Easy Speak feature was designed to make the brand’s minivans and SUVs more family-friendly by helping parents keep control over unruly passengers – even those sitting in the way back. Easy Speak taps into the car’s communication system, using the already-present microphone to amplify the driver’s voice through the back speakers. It’s easy to use, operating on the same functionality as making a hands-free call. That way, mom or dad can get the kids’ attention without turning around or yelling. Less distraction, less danger, less strain on the vocal cords. Driver Easy Speak is available with 2015 Toyota Sienna SE and higher models, as part of the optional equipment packages (starting at $2,300) or standard (on some trims). It is standard equipment on XLE, Limited, and Hybrid Limited trims of the 2016  Toyota Highlander.

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