Toyota has announced that it will offer a car navigation service for smartphone users in Japan.
The ‘‘Smart G-Book’’ service will require subscribers to load their smartphones with special application software which would allow them to have directions to their destinations set up on their phone display by calling a telephone operator and saying where they want to go.
Smart G-Book features include:
• Route Guidance to destination.
• Internet Help in the event of accident or sudden illness.
• Drive Plan to access programs or files saved at home PC.
• G-BOOK Member Menu to access car security settings, such as eco-driving Diagnosis etc.
Price & Availability:
Available for 900 yen ($10.70) for six months, the new service will start with smartphones based on Google Android operating system and will become usable on Apples iPhones later in December.