SANTA CLARA, Calif., January 5, 2017 - Telenav®, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV) and Xevo Inc. announced today that Scout® GPS Link by Telenav and Xevo™ Engine Link 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 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 voice recognition.The connectivity 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.
Scout GPS Link was the first brought-in navigation solution to be powered by OpenStreetMap (OSM) data when it launched in 2016 and 2017 Toyota vehicles. The new Scout GPS Link 2018 solution is also built on OSM data and will bring more interactivity and a full navigation experience into the vehicle head unit. The mobile app update will be made available for Toyota owners for both iPhone and Android mobile phones as a free download on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
"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."
"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."
"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."
Xevo is a global leader in data-driven user experiences with the world's largest IoT deployment in the automotive and cruise industries. Xevo's powerful connected car solutions leverage big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to deliver continuous business analytics and dramatically improved driver experiences. Our complete suite of automotive products seamlessly connects drivers and their vehicles to mobile applications, content and services. Xevo technology is licensed in vehicle systems worldwide and supplies some of the world's largest automotive manufacturers. For more information, visit www.xevo.com.
Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to advancing mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands. Over the past 50 years, we've produced more than 30 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 44,000 people (more than 34,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.8 million cars and trucks (nearly 2.5 million in the U.S.) in 2015 - and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.
Telenav is a leading provider of connected car and location-based platform services, focused on transforming life on the go for people — before, during, and after every drive. Leveraging our location platform, global brands such as GM, Toyota and AT&T deliver custom connected car and mobile experiences. Additionally, advertisers such as Nissan, Denny's, Walmart, and Best Buy reach millions of users with our highly-targeted advertising platform. To learn more about how Telenav's location platform powers personalized navigation, mapping, big data intelligence, social driving, and location-based ads, visit www.telenav.com.
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