Toyota Launches Competition To Ford's Sync
Automakers are just finding new ways to improve the driving experience, particularly with adding social media and navigation apps. We've told you all about Ford Sync, but now Toyota has launched some stiff competition with the announcement of Entune, Toyota's in car app.
Instead of being powered by Google, the Entune is using Bing as it's main search provider. Aside from Bing, Entune will offer access to four other in-car apps at launch: the Pandora and iheartradio streaming music services, Opentable (for booking dinner reservations) and Movietickets.com (for purchasing movie tickets.)
Best part? Toyota is promising quick, efficient and substantial upgrades. You wont even have to lift a finger to get the latest info.
So sure you can buy movie tickets or book dinner reservations in your car, but many wonder about safety. Well Toyota's got you covered there. Like the Sync, all the apps are voice controlled. If you're at a stoplight or in a traffic jam, there will also be a dashboard navigation system.
Entune will be available on new vehicles beginning later in 2011, but Toyota isn't announcing the exact models until the Detroit Auto Show next week. Check back and we'll let you know more about Entune.
For now, swing by a West Herr Toyota dealership and see what else Toyota has to offer.