Mazda and Toyota today announced that they have reached a basic agreement on providing Mazda owners with G-BOOK, a Toyota-developed network information service. Mazda aims to introduce this service from 2005. Toyota began providing the G-BOOK service to Daihatsu Motor Co. Ltd. last August and has already announced similar agreements with Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.
This will serve to facilitate the development of systems with an extensive network that provide customers with high quality services at reduced cost. In the future, both companies will continue collective efforts to promote the widespread use of telematics, an interactive network information service using in-vehicle terminals, and provide customers with a safe and further enhanced service. When the cooperative relationship envisaged in the basic agreement between Mazda and Toyota is fully realized, both companies will be able to provide high-quality, lower-cost services to more customers while working towards the creation of an industry standard in order to further support the widespread adoption of telematics services. Continue >>