Xevo announced that its technology will come equipped in the 2018 Toyota Camry, set for release in July. 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 new-and-improved multimedia Entune 3.0 App Suite Connect gives Toyota owners their favorite 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.
Through Entune3.0, the 2018 Camry Sedan will also come equipped with Scout GPS Link by Telenav and Xevo Engine Link. This enables drivers to easily transfer the information displayed on their mobile device to the multimedia display inside their car. Scout GPS Link provides a full, cloud-based navigation experience using the in-vehicle display, which includes a fully interactive moving map, intelligent search, voice-guided navigation with turn-by-turn directions optimized for real-time traffic, live ETA with one-tap navigation on the homescreen for key destinations such as home and work, and voice recognition. Scout GPS Link is also integrated with other Entune 3.0 App Suite Connect apps such as Yelp, enabling drivers to navigate to locations seamlessly without switching between apps.
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.”
Xevo is a trusted tier-1 automotive software supplier deployed in millions of vehicles worldwide. Xevo solutions for cloud, car, and mobile devices leverage computer vision, machine learning, and data analytics to continuously create, test, and deploy new AI models that improve performance, safety, and driver experiences. Xevo’s Journeyware suite of automotive products seamlessly connects drivers and their vehicles to mobile applications, content, and services. Xevo technology is licensed in vehicle systems worldwide to several of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers.