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Toyota Connect To Provide Driver’s With In-Mobility Wi-Fi

An increasing number of car buyers’ rank in-car technology as important as auto parts that enhance performance. The major factors that help decide on a car include safety, efficiency, better equipment and fun. They want to be connected to platforms and enjoy music streaming from the cloud. They want to be updated with real time information on traffic and road assistance.

Toyota Connect, a cloud-based internet-connected intelligence platform is a product of collaboration between Toyota South Africa Motors, Altron and Vodacom. Their aim is to provide in-mobility Wi-Fi connected services for Toyota cars. The partnership announced in Johannesburg that all future Toyota vehicles will be equipped with Wi-Fi and telematic solution capabilities.

Toyota Connect will be housed in the My Toyota App that was launched in 2014. Through the technology, Toyota owners will be able to access a wide range of interconnected services that include music and video steaming, battery health check, bookings for vehicle services, fleet management alerts and driver rating capabilities.

During the launch in Johannesburg, Andrew Kirby, president and CEO of TSAM revealed that starting September 1, 2019, all new Toyota and Lexus models that will be sold in South Africa will include in-car Wi-Fi and 15GB free data provided through Vodacom network.

Toyota believes that collaboration with companies that have the same vision is very important as they transition from being an automotive company to a mobility solutions organization. The partnership with global technology group Altron and Vodacom is very significant because of the importance of telematics and telecommunications in vehicles for the future.

Consumers are becoming increasingly aware that connected technologies can improve their lives. That is why forward-thinking organizations evolve to address market expectations. Altron designed and developed the Internet of Things through its subsidiary Netstar so that Toyota will have a technology platform that will allow drivers to track their driving habits and know their vehicle locations.

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