What infotainment system does Toyota use?
Every automotive brand has its own infotainment center that provides entertainment and information to the driver and their passengers. Each year these systems get more and more advanced and some even get replaced by a completely new setup. Recently Toyota announced that future models could have a different system. Today we’re going to take a look at answering the question, “What infotainment system does Toyota use?”.
Toyota Motor Corporation recently reached an agreement with Ford Motor Company to collaborate with Livio, a Ford subsidiary, and integrate the SmartDeviceLink (SDL) technology into future Toyota vehicles. SDL is an open source platform that was created to work with smartphone applications to provide entertainment, traffic, parking and other data from the internet for drivers to use while on the go. These apps are able to use voice recognition, display screens and dashboard controls.The SDL technology is extremely beneficial, because they only have to design an app once and it will work across multiple infotainment systems.This will save time and allow apps to be introduced more quickly to more people.
The SmartDeviceLink project will hopefully standardize the many in-vehicle interfaces that exist. Eventually it intends to provide an extendable software framework in both mobile application developers and automotive head unit creators for the mobile application developers and automotive head unit creators. In simple terms, this system would eliminate the need to create multiple versions of the same app for each system. Instead they can create this one app that will work with any system.
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