XEVO has announced that its technology will come equipped in the 2018 Toyota Camry, set for release any day now. The eighth generation of this best-selling car is the first Camry model to showcase Toyota’s Entune 3.0 multimedia system, including the Entune 3.0 App Suite Connect, powered by the Xevo Journeyware platform. Xevo’s Journeyware suite of products seamlessly connects drivers and their vehicles to mobile applications, content, and services, dramatically enhancing the in-car experience for Camry drivers.
“The 2018 Toyota Camry is a beautiful new car and we are thrilled that our technology will make it even better,” said Dan Gittleman, CEO of Xevo. “We love working with Toyota as a partner, and can’t wait to see Xevo technology in all these cars as they hit the road.”
The new-and-improved multimedia Entune 3.0 App Suite Connect gives Toyota owners their favourite in-car experience wherever they go, with personalized preferences. The App Suite also gives drivers’ access to Telenav’s Scout GPS Link, enabling drivers to easily transfer the turn-by-turn directions displayed on their mobile device to the multimedia display inside their car.
Xevo’s Journeyware platform includes Xevo Engine, the technology powering the Entune 3.0 App Suite, and its smartphone connectivity systems. Xevo Engine middleware delivers unprecedented reach across all devices and screens with minimal hardware requirements. It is device and network agnostic and can be integrated with embedded HTML5 browsers, navigation applications, and on-board diagnostic information to drive in-vehicle HMI improvements and capture analytics. With the power of Xevo Engine, the Entune 3.0 platform leverages the customer’s smartphone to create an in-vehicle experience that offers integrated and upgradeable entertainment, smart-phone based navigation, and information services.
“The Entune 3.0 system is a tremendous asset of the 2018 Camry, equipping this best-selling, beloved car with cutting-edge connectivity,” said Sandy Lobenstein, Vice President of Connected Strategy and Product Planning for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) and Executive Vice President, Business Planning and Strategy for Toyota Connected. “Deploying Xevo’s connected car technology in these vehicles will help them stand out in the market and deliver the most convenient, safe, and pleasant driving experiences to our customers.”
Through Entune 3.0, the 2018 Camry Sedan will also come equipped with Scout GPS Link by Telenav and Xevo Engine Link. Scout GPS Link was the first brought-in navigation solution to be powered by OpenStreetMap (OSM) data when it launched in 2016 and 2017 Toyota vehicles. The new 2018 solution is also built on OSM data and will bring more interactivity and a full navigation experience into the vehicle head unit. The Scout GPS Link update will be made available for Toyota owners for both iPhone and Android mobile phones as a free download on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
“We’re very excited to bring the new Scout GPS Link in-vehicle experience to the 2018 Camry through our partnership with Xevo and Toyota,” said Sal Dhanani, President of the Automotive Business Unit and Co-Founder of Telenav. “We have evolved Scout GPS Link to provide a fully interactive and seamless navigation experience in the vehicle to meet the needs of Toyota’s drivers.”