The new Toyota Sienna is set to come with ‘Driver Easy Speak’, a system that amplifies parents’ voices, enabling them to be heard over kids’ screaming.
Due for release later this year, the 2015 Sienna minivan will be equipped with a built-in microphone near the driver seat that’s designed to be used for handsfree control of the vehicle’s smart dashboard. However, with the Driver Easy Speak feature enabled, parents can send their voice through to the speakers located at the back of the eight-seater people carrier. The system only works one-way, so drivers can make sure that they’re heard over the noisy passengers without the distraction also being amplified. They can also control the volume of their voice through the dashboard.
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