Toyota has unveiled their so-called Entune Telematics service during the annual CES tradeshow in Las Vegas http://bit.ly/entune
Kinda makes us all misty looking back at this video report from Tokyo Motor Show, circa 2003, where we featured their G-Book system along with City Browse by Nissan. As noted way back then, the U.S. is an auto-centric market and it seems the time has finally come for this mobile synched offering. [Eds]
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A., Inc. today unveiled the Toyota Entune multimedia system at the Consumer Electronics Show. Toyota Entune leverages the customer’s mobile phone to create a rich in-vehicle experience that offers fully integrated and upgradeable entertainment, navigation, and information services.
After downloading the Toyota Entune mobile application and pairing a Bluetooth capable phone with their Toyota vehicle, customers can begin accessing a wide variety of personalized content and services. Featuring a best-in-class, advanced conversational voice recognition system, Toyota Entune eliminates the need to memorize thousands of voice commands. The intuitive interface allows the driver to focus more on the road ahead.
Toyota Entune debuts Bing, keeping navigation continuously up to date with more than 16 million points of interest; OpenTable, make a reservation at one of 15,000 restaurants; and MovieTickets.com, buy movie tickets and read reviews. All destinations can be seamlessly sent to the navigation system. Making drivers’ lives even easier, Toyota Entune delivers customizable real time traffic, fuel prices, weather, stocks and sports.
Toyota Entune brings you more music in more ways with iheartradio’s 750+ hometown stations; personalized stations with Pandora; XM satellite radio 170+ channels with coast-to-coast coverage; and introducing HD Radio, digital broadcasts of your favorite terrestrial music. Toyota Entune also offers USB connectivity for portable media players and traditional terrestrial radio.
For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com/entune.