1/31/2013 11:23:30 AM
Toyota signs deal with Nokia for its mapping services
Toyota has signed a deal with Nokia for its HERE mapping service to feature in its navigation and infotainment systems.
Drivers of cars running Nokia's Local Search for Automotive will be able to access maps and community generated content. The car manufacturer said it will work with Nokia in the future to look at more services for in-car content.
Eric Fumat, vice-president for sales and business development in Europe, Middle East and Africa at Nokia Location Commerce, said: 'Nokia and Toyota share the same vision of what the in-vehicle location experience should be - immersive, always on. Today's announcement underlines Nokia's commitment to providing fresh content and services to the auto industry so it can deliver innovative consumer solutions.'
Derek Williams, general manager for telematics and multimedia at Toyota Motor Europe, said: 'The ability to deliver comprehensive and driver-relevant content tailored to automotive requirements makes the Nokia Location Platform an interesting proposition. It is an excellent basis for creative location-centric concepts and we are delighted to bring this technology to our customers. Nokia Local Search for Automotive is expected to be commercially available in Toyota systems from early 2014 in Europe, Russia and the Middle East.'
Author: Graeme Neill