In-vehicle infotainment systems are becoming a pretty big deal in the automotive industry. Consumers have made it clear that more information behind the wheel is necessary, but automakers have also recognized the fact that it can present a distraction that can lead to accidents. That's where the Japanese automaker's latest invention, the Entune system comes in.
The Toyota Entune system allows drivers to access a wide range of information in the blink of an eye, without having to take that eye off the road. This, however, isn't the end of the company's venture into the realm of in-vehicle interfacing. Rather, they're taking a giant leap forward with the help of Intel.
The tech giant and the world's largest automaker are teaming up to bring a new level of vehicle-to-vehicle communication to infotainment systems, which would allow for more accurate directions, traffic forecasting, and alerts regarding accidents and other potential dangers on the road. This will be done by including processer overhead, which will allow the firmware to upgrade more easily, as well as through allowing easier access to the internet through phone and navigation systems, as well as the CAN Bus and vehicle subsystems.
If this all sounds complicated, it's because it is. But that's why Toyota enlisted the help of Intel to make driving more safe and convenient, just like how you can count on the automotive gurus at DCH Toyota of Oxnard, to simplify the car-buying experience for you.