The solution will be first offered on select Toyota vehicles beginning later this year. The new system complements HARMAN’s long-standing relationship in providing audio systems from its JBL brand to Toyota.
“The Entune system’s powerful, scalable architecture is a first for the automotive industry,” said Sachin Lawande, HARMAN Chief Technology Officer and Co-President Automotive. “Now, Toyota drivers will have the opportunity to update their in-dash multimedia system much as they would a smart phone. Direct integration with web-based platforms such as Microsoft Bing search will add real-time content to the navigation experience, and field upgradeability will allow users to add new applications as they become available over time.”
A variety of online mobile applications, ranging from Bing point-of-interest (POI) searches to MovieTickets.com to OpenTable.com restaurant reservations will provide drivers with personalized information. Additional Entune features include real-time traffic, news, sports, stocks, weather and fuel prices.
Entune also builds on Safety Connect™, Toyota’s telematics system that provides Automatic Collision notification, Stolen Vehicle Location, Emergency Assistance and Roadside Assistance on select Toyota models.
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