CES 2017 was an exciting time for Xevo and vehicle technology announcements. We are proud to share that, during CES 2017, we announced that Xevo Engine Link and Scout® GPS Link by Telenav were chosen for select 2018 Toyota vehicles equipped with Entune 3.0. Powered by your phone and designed for your car, the next generation of Scout GPS Link, combined with Xevo Engine Link’s next-gen auto technology, provides a richer, fully interactive brought-in navigation experience into the vehicle.
Scout GPS Link enables drivers to easily transfer the information displayed on their mobile device to the multimedia display inside their car. The in-vehicle display experience includes a fully interactive moving map, powerful cloud-based services such as intelligent search, voice-guided navigation optimized for real-time traffic, live ETA with one-tap navigation on the homescreen for key destinations, and automotive voice recognition. The connected car technology between mobile device and vehicle is provided by Xevo Engine Link, which allows drivers to securely use real-time data and in-vehicle services including maps, navigation, and traffic data provided by Scout GPS Link.
“Xevo is proud to be once again selected by Toyota and excited to work with Telenav,” said Dan Gittleman, CEO of Xevo. “By seamlessly connecting Toyota vehicles to content and services from partners like Telenav, Xevo Engine Link provides consumers with a truly robust and intuitive connected car experience.”
“Toyota is pleased to have Scout GPS Link continue as part of our connected vehicle platform,” said Sandy Lobenstein, Vice President for Connected Vehicle Technology and Product Planning at Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. “This partnership with Telenav and Xevo allows us to bring a unique navigation experience to more drivers using their mobile phone.”
“We’re excited to continue our partnership with Toyota and evolve the Scout GPS Link to deliver a delightful in-car experience for its drivers,” said Sal Dhanani, President of Telenav’s Automotive Business Unit. “With our connected location platform, which powers brought-in services like Scout GPS Link, we’re committed to providing flexible and customizable solutions to help Toyota deliver a seamless navigation experience across phone and car screens.”