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Toyota to offer Mapbox cloud navigation in three European models

David Murphy

Toyota Motor Europe has announced a partnership with maps and location platform, Mapbox, to offer cloud navigation powered by Mapbox Dash in its Yaris, Yaris Cross, and Aygo X European models.

The platform will provide Toyota customers with lane-level navigation; parking search, including real-time parking availability; and speed limit and speed camera warnings. In an upcoming pilot, Toyota drivers will be able to pay for parking and fuel remotely via their infotainment system. The navigation system runs directly on the car's large-screen infotainment system, with no need for drivers to connect their mobile device.

"Our goal is to provide our customers with personalized driving experiences beyond their expectations,” said Serkan Karaman, Head of Planning, Connected Technologies, at Toyota Motor Europe. “With this goal in mind, in our transformation journey to a mobility company, software, data and connected technologies will play a major role. To accelerate this journey, we are very much aware that it is crucial to have collaborations with digital native companies. With this spirit, we are very excited to partner closely with Mapbox to deliver a modern and always up to date navigation experience that is Toyota branded and enables continuous enhancements in line with the true nature of a digital product."