CES: Toyota announces Entune connected infotainment system

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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. By utilizing conversational voice recognition and in-vehicle controls, the driver doesn’t have to touch their mobile phone, allowing for safer connectivity.

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.

Toyota Entune is wirelessly upgradeable, so in-vehicle applications are never obsolete. Toyota Entune is compatible with a wide variety of mobile phones with a data plan and the key features include:

Mobile Apps – 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. Toyota Entune also delivers customizable real time traffic, fuel prices, weather, stocks and sports.

Music – Toyota Entune brings iheartradio’s 750+ hometown stations; personalized stations with Pandora; XM satellite radio 170+ channels with coast-to-coast coverage; and for the first time HD Radio. Toyota Entune also offers USB connectivity for portable media players and traditional terrestrial radio.

Voice Recognition – Featuring a best-in-class, advanced conversational voice recognition system, Toyota Entune eliminates the need to memorize thousands of voice commands.

Toyota Entune will be available as an option on select models this year.

Source: Toyota.

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