EU: Toyota launches TPEG over DAB traffic and travel services

Toyota has become a first manufacturer in the UK to provide TPEG digital traffic information service.

The new Land Cruiser V8 2012 features the Toyota Touch Pro. It is also available as part of the Technology Pack option that is offered for the 2012 Prius T Spirit.

Toyota Touch Pro is the most sophisticated satellite navigation system offered by Toyota. The system incorporates a double tuner DAB/DAB+/DMB digital radio as standard, making it compatible with a new advanced Transport Protocol Export Group (TPEG) traffic information service.

Based on a digital communication channel, TPEG represents a significant improvement over existing, RDS-TMC analogue systems because it can carry far more information.

Not only will its pin-point accuracy enable better navigation routing, but it will also supplement a basic traffic event and flow service with information on parking availability and fuel prices, adding additional information including speed limits and weather thereafter.

Equipped with voice recognition, Toyota Touch Pro allows the driver to input a full destination in just one shot, make a phone call, or to pick a specific song from a connected iPod with a single voice command. It also provides access to SMS messages and emails, and includes a ‘text-to-speech’ message readout facility.

Source: Toyota Europe.

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