Toyota announced that it will begin rolling out its new G-BOOK mX telematics service and a G-Book mX-compatible HDD navigation system with the launch of new vehicles in Japan starting in May. The new G-BOOK includes features such as Probe Communication Traffic Information, which uses data from other vehicles equipped with G-BOOK mX to provide drivers with highly precise information on traffic congestion. G-BOOK mX builds on the proven reliability and security of G-BOOK with the addition of Map-on-Demand – the world’s first technology for automatically delivering differential map data to car navigation systems – to create a more user-friendly and comprehensive telematics service.
This new service is available in two configurations: G-BOOK mX, which comes as standard with the new compatible HDD navigation system and is free, and G-BOOK mX Pro, which is a fee-based service requiring an on-board data communications module (DCM). In addition to the standard services available with G-BOOK mX, G-BOOK mX Pro features additional services, such as a security service and operator service.
Together with its launch of the G-BOOK mX telematics service, TMC is also simplifying its five user plans for the current G-BOOK ALPHA to two: a free version of G-BOOK ALPHA and G-BOOK ALPHA Pro, which charges a service fee for DCM connection. In addition, TMC is planning to take the on-board technology (navigation system, on-board DCM, etc.) developed in conjunction with G-BOOK mX and the reliable and secure service technology developed thus far through the G-BOOK and create a new telematics service tailored to the Chinese market, where demand is expected to be high.
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