When the 2012 Toyota Prius V arrives sometime, we hope, this year--it's been delayed by the aftermath of the Sendai tsunami--it will be one of the first Toyota vehicles to showcase Entune, the automaker's new telematics service. With Entune, which was unveiled earlier this year at the 2011 CES, Toyota's skipping the concierge-style services that have been the hallmark of GM's OnStar and are now rolling out in similar form across the Hyundai lineup in the form of Blue Link. Instead of human operators, Toyota's leveraging cloud computing and seizing the app-store zeitgeist to bring its cars...
CES 2011: Toyota Entune Multimedia System Unveiled
Eyes on the road, hands on the wheel, apps in the car? That's the formula for Toyota's new Entune multimedia/app system, announced today at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. From iheartradio's 750 local radio stations to movie tickets, real-time traffic, and more, the Entune system...Nelson Ireson