New Toyota Feature Will Help Parents Bark at Kids in Back Seats


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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Toyota is offering frustrated parents a helping hand in keeping their kids quiet on road trips.

A feature available on the automaker’s new Sienna minivan called “Driver Easy Speak” will make it easier for parents to bark at their kids.

According to Toyota, “Driver Easy Speak utilizes the vehicle’s built-in microphone to amplify the driver’s voice through the rear speakers” — thus, cutting back on the need to shout at the top of your lungs so passengers in the back can hear you.

The feature only works one way, so the voices of passengers in the back seat won’t be amplified — at least not through the microphone.

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